Inspired by my lifelong passions for dance and engineering, I am eager to help people heal and grow through pursuing opportunities and developing creative solutions in biomechanics, medical devices, kidney care, and regenerative medicine.
My current research interests include the validation and improvement of static optimization simulation methods for estimating knee contact forces, motivated by the potential to improve gait interventions for people with knee osteoarthritis.
M.S. Candidate in Bioengineering, Stanford University, 2021
B.S. with Honors in Bioengineering, Stanford University, 2019
Honors and Awards
1st Place Winner, Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition, Master’s level (American Society of Biomechanics annual conference, virtual), 2021 (link to presentation)
Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
Kaneda J.M., Seagers K.A., Uhlrich S.D., Kolesar J.A., Thomas K.A., Delp S.L., 2021. Static Optimization to Detect Changes in Medial Knee Contact Force: A Validation Study. American Society of Biomechanics Conference, virtual. (link to presentation)
Seagers K.A, Uhlrich S.D., Kolesar J.A., Silder A., Berkson M., Kaneda J., Beaupre G.S., Delp S.L., 2020. The effect of toe-in and toe-out gait on hip moments in people with medial knee osteoarthritis. American Society of Biomechanics Conference, virtual.
I am also interested in developing medical devices. My team and I are developing a low-cost early infection screening device for peritoneal dialysis patients for earlier treatment intervention, as infection of the peritoneum is a serious complication. We first invented the device in the Stanford Bioengineering Senior Capstone course series. We have presented at several conferences and were awarded the KidneyX Phase 1 Finalist prize from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the American Society of Nephrology in 2019. Check out our website here.