Headshot portrait of David Camarillo - Bio-X Bowes Fellow
Bio-X Graduate Student Fellow

Awarded in 2004
Home Department: Mechanical Engineering
Faculty Advisor: Kenneth Salisbury (Computer Science)

Research Title: Optimizing an instrumented mouthguard for accurate head acceleration sensing

Research Description: David’s research was in the area of biomedical device innovation, specializing in robotically enhanced surgery. He developed technologies for flexible robotic manipulators. These instruments can be teleoperated by a physician or autonomously controlled. His focus was to improve the controllability of such instruments by creating novel algorithms that rely upon solid mechanics models as well as multiple sensory inputs.


David is an associate professor in the bioengineering department at Stanford University.