Chelsea Richards, MPO
Chelsea Richards earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Biomechanics from The University of Florida in 2018 and subsequently earned a master’s degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics from Northwestern University in 2020. Chelsea spent time in UF’s Soft Matter Research Laboratory during her undergraduate career as well as helped to develop coursework for classes within UF’s Institute for Excellence in Engineering Education that included topics such as 3D printing, circuits, and Arduino programming. During her time at Northwestern, Chelsea completed a capstone project focusing on sustainability within orthotics and prosthetics. Chelsea is currently an Orthotic Resident at the University of Michigan Orthotics and Prosthetics Center and her main interests include development of clinically viable orthotic and prosthetic technology, biomechanics and control of bionic orthoses and prostheses, and biomechanics/biodynamics of pathological gait.