Richard F. ff. Weir

Richard F. ff. Weir (S’92–M’92) is Director of the Biomechatronics Development Laboratory at the University of Colorado Denver–Anschutz Medical Campus. He is also a Research Healthcare Scientist for the VA Eastern Colorado Healthcare System–Denver VAMC. In addition, he holds Research Associate Professor appointments in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Colorado Denver–Anschutz Medical Campus. His research interests are in the area of mechanical design and control of artificial hand/arm replacements. His research covers all aspects of the problem ranging from neural control, mechatronics design and development, novel actuator technologies, and clinical deployment of these systems.

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