Enlighten Mobility intern and University of Notre Dame Naughton Fellowship recipient Theresa Rogers to attend Trinity College Dublin for master’s in biomedical engineering and medical device specialization
SOUTH BEND, In., May 18, 2021 — Medical device company Enlighten Mobility intern Theresa Rogers was awarded the prestigious University of Notre Dame Naughton Fellowship for international graduate education in STEM disciplines. Rogers, who recently graduated from Notre Dame with a major in mechanical engineering and minor in philosophy, will attend Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, for a master’s degree in biomedical engineering and medical device specialization.
Throughout her undergraduate studies, Rogers became interested in making disability care more accessible. While working with Notre Dame locomotion robotics expert and professor Jim Schmiedeler, Ph.D., an advisor to Enlighten Mobility, Rogers met Enlighten Mobility founder Marissa Koscielski after learning about her inspiring story in the alumni campaign, What Would You Fight For.
Rogers credits her hands-on experience at Enlighten Mobility for her interest in medical devices. During her internship, Rogers was integral to developing the Enlight Gait Trainer independent mobility device, working alongside Enlighten Mobility COO and lead engineer, Adrian Rodriguez, on the patient linkage to the device and braking system.
“After working at Enlighten Mobility, I selected Trinity because of its specialization in medical devices and look forward to continuing to make innovative solutions available to everyone and broadening that need,” said Rogers.
“With her impressive human-centered design skills and creativity, Theresa made significant contributions to our team,” said Rodriguez. “We’re excited for Theresa’s ongoing work in medical devices and we know that she will continue to help make a difference for all individuals.”
Rogers is one of five Notre Dame graduates selected for the 2021-2022 Naughton Fellowship. According to the University of Notre Dame website, the Naughton Fellowship facilitates “cross-cultural training for exceptional students with leadership potential in STEM fields and stimulates collaborative research among the engineers and scientists who train these students.” For more information about the Naughton Fellowship, please visit naughton.nd.edu.
About Enlighten Mobility
Enlighten Mobility is a medical device company dedicated to empowering individuals with early intervention solutions that advance development and recovery. The company harnesses data to diagnose and treat neuromotor abnormalities at every stage of life. Working alongside patients, caregivers and clinicians, Enlighten Mobility drives innovation for diagnostic devices and rehabilitation technologies that optimize mobility care pathways. Through a collaboration with Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Enlighten Mobility is developing the first automated non-invasive neuromotor screening for newborns, the GMat, currently in studies with the Early Detection and Intervention network of top U.S. neonatal intensive care units. Studies for the company’s patented independent walking device for lower limb amputees, the Enlight Gait Trainer, continue with The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. The GMat and Enlight Gait Trainer lead a robust product pipeline that includes neuromodulation integration for stroke and neurological recovery, diagnostic and therapeutic motion analysis, biofeedback augmented reality and at-home endurance training to support telehealth. South Bend, In.-based Enlighten Mobility was founded in 2017 by Marissa Koscielski after she experienced firsthand the lack of effective solutions for her own recovery from temporary unilateral immobility and set out to challenge the status quo of mobility care, which remains the company’s mission today. For more information, visit EnlightenMobility.com.
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