Patrick Hall, Ph.D.

Associate
Biomedical Engineering & Sciences
Philadelphia
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Dr Hall’s focuses on improving human performance through implanted devices and external mechanical intervention. He has expertise throughout the development and testing phases of assistive devices intended for enhancing biomechanical function. This experience includes mechanical testing of devices, biomechanical testing and analysis in both human and animal models, simulation of human performance, implant design and fabrication and 3D CAD modeling. Dr. Hall’s training also includes biomechanical design, coding, machine learning, and control algorithms in the field of biomechatronics from previous research in prosthetics and surgical robotics.

Dr. Hall obtained his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he focused on development and analysis of an implanted total limb prosthesis and a passive shoulder exoskeleton. His work involved device design and prototyping, mechanical testing for failure analysis, motion capture analysis to monitor how devices affected biomechanical function, and both qualitative and quantitative analysis of muscle, bone, and skin tissues. He is proficient in both the experimental design and testing procedures required for biomechanical analysis in both human subjects and various animal models, including rabbit and rat. Additionally, he has considerable expertise in the fabrication of devices and test fixtures, using a wide variety of tools and techniques.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2021
  • B.S.E., Biomedical Engineering, Baylor University, 2017
  • Outstanding Graduate Student for the MABE Department at UTK, April 2021

    Outstanding Student for the Biomedical Engineering Department at Baylor, April 2017

    Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities, 2016

Publications

Brockett, Claire L., and Graham J. Chapman. "Biomechanics of the ankle." Orthopaedics and trauma 30.3 (2016): 232-238.

Hall, Patrick. "Enhancing Biomechanical Function through Development and Testing of Assistive Devices for Shoulder Impairment and Total Limb Amputation." (2021).

Hall, Patrick T., Samantha Z. Bratcher, Caleb Stubbs, Rebecca E. Rifkin, Remi M. Grzeskowiak, Bryce J. Burton, Cheryl B. Greenacre, Stacy M. Stephenson, David E. Anderson, and Dustin L. Crouch. "Fully Implanted Prostheses for Musculoskeletal Limb Reconstruction After Amputation: An In Vivo Feasibility Study." Annals of Biomedical Engineering 49, no. 3 (2021): 1012-1021.

Asgari, M., Hall, P. T., Moore, B. S., & Crouch, D. L. (2020, July). Wearable shoulder exoskeleton with spring-cam mechanism for customizable, nonlinear gravity compensation. In 2020 42nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBC) (pp. 4926-4929). IEEE.

Hall, Patrick T., and Dustin L. Crouch. "Effect of continuous, mechanically passive, anti-gravity assistance on kinematics and muscle activity during dynamic shoulder elevation." Journal of biomechanics 103 (2020): 109685.

Nelson, A. J., Hall, P. T., Saul, K. R., & Crouch, D. L. (2020). Effect of Mechanically Passive, Wearable Shoulder Exoskeletons on Muscle Output During Dynamic Upper Extremity Movements: A Computational Simulation Study. Journal of applied biomechanics, 36(2), 59-67.

Prior Experience

Graduate Research Assistant, Upper Limb Assist Lab, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2017-2021

Teaching Assistant, Mechanics (ME535), System Dynamics (ME 490), Advanced Biomechanics (BME 610), and Assistive Device (BME 699), 2017-2020

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering, Vanderbilt University, 2016

Professional Affiliations

Orthopedic Research Society (ORS)

American Socitey of Biomechanics (ASB)

Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2021
  • B.S.E., Biomedical Engineering, Baylor University, 2017
  • Outstanding Graduate Student for the MABE Department at UTK, April 2021

    Outstanding Student for the Biomedical Engineering Department at Baylor, April 2017

    Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities, 2016