Yinan Pei

Photograph Yinan Pei
Title PhD Candidate
Department Mechanical Science & Engineering

M.S. Mechanical Science & Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018
B.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, 2015

I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Human Dynamics and Controls Lab. My research interest is to develop low-cost human assistive devices which help people live with disabilities.

Current Project

  • Develop a robotic ankle training simulator to replicate biceps spasticity.

Past Projects

  • Develop a hydraulic upper extremity training simulator to replicate biceps spasticity.
  • Develop a portable measurement device that can collect quantitative biomechanical data from users.

Research Interests

  • Powered orthosis, exoskeleton, and prosthesis
  • Actuator designs
  • Biomechanics and neuromuscular control
  • Dynamics, control, and machine learning

Personal Interests

  • Traveling
  • Photography
  • Cooking
  • Reading
  • Playing badminton and basketball

Email: pei2(AT)illinois(DOT)edu