Biomechatronics, Assistive Devices, Gait Engineering, and Rehabilitation Laboratory

Jennifer Leestma

UW BADGER Lab Member: Sept. 2017 – Jan. 2019
B.S. – Biomedical Engineering (Biomechanics), University of Wisconsin-Madison (2018)

jenniferleestmacolorIn the BADGER Lab, Jenny worked on the testing of a variable stiffness foot prosthesis and application of a new biomechanical outcome measure to an amputee population. Her broader research interests are in investigating physiological mechanisms to drive the development of better mechanical design and control methods for robotic prostheses and exoskeletons.

Outside of the BADGER Lab, Jenny worked in the Minneapolis Adaptive Design & Engineering (MADE) Program at the Minneapolis VA Hospital  and the Center for Bionic Medicine at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.  After graduating, she went to intern at Össur in the Department of Research and Development in Reykjavík, Iceland.

In her free time, Jenny enjoys skiing, snowboarding, water sports, traveling, and spending time on the lake in northern Minnesota.

After graduating from Wisconsin and concluding her work in the BADGER Lab, Jenny will be pursuing a PhD in Robotics from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she will be working in the EPIC Lab and PoWeR Lab.