Clara Park

Clara is a PhD student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering developing a dynamic robotic heart model that can be used as a surrogate heart for testing intracardiac devices, such as valve prostheses and occluder devices, before implanting patients.She focuses on replicating the complex beating motion of the heart, translating patient-specific cardiac muscle fibers to soft robotic structures to build a synthetic robot equivalent. She uses MATLAB to compute and visualize fiber tracts in the design process.Clara earned anSB in biological engineering and SM in mechanical engineering, both from MIT.



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