A picture of Alexandra (Sasha) Portnova.

Alexandra (Sasha) Portnova

A picture of Alexandra (Sasha) Portnova.

Sasha is excited about projects where engineering solutions meet medical needs, specifically those that enable individuals with disabilities to interact with the world around them in a more inclusive environment. In the past, she has worked on developing affordable and customizable orthotic devices for individuals with spinal cord injuries and attempted to simplify control methods for complex prosthetic hands. As a postdoc at UW, Sasha hopes to harness the advancements in metamaterials and smart textiles to create custom solutions for assistance and rehabilitation needs of individuals with disabilities.

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