PhD Candidate, Mechanical Engineering
Human Performance Laboratory
341 Galvez Street
I grew up outside of Philadelphia in West Chester, PA and completed my undergraduate degree at Dartmouth College in NH. Throughout my childhood and undergraduate years, I was a competitive figure skater during which my interest in human movement was sparked. After completion of my degree, I moved to Boston, MA to work at MC10, Inc., a wearable sensing startup company, before moving to CA to begin my graduate work. When not researching or taking classes at Stanford, I enjoy visiting Tahoe for hiking and skiing and venturing up to Napa Valley for wine tasting and biking.
I am interested in improving human mobility through deployment of rehabilitation outside of the clinic. My current work focuses on understanding the effects of a gait retraining intervention for people with knee osteoarthritis using musculoskeletal modeling techniques. Additionally, I am exploring the use of inertial measurement units to detect freezing of gait, a symptom of Parkinson’s Disease. I hope to continue to expand the use of modeling techniques and sensing technologies for monitoring gait impairments to improve patient care.
B.A. in Engineering Sciences, Dartmouth College, 2015
B.E. in Biomedical Engineering, Dartmouth College, 2015
M.S in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 2019
Honors and Awards
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, 2019
O’Day, J.*, Lee, M.*, Seagers, K.*, Hoffman, S., Jih-Schiff, A., Kidzinski, L., Delp, S.†, & Bronte-Stewart, H.† Assessing inertial measurement unit locations for freezing of gait detection and patient preference. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 19(20). Download
Representative Presentations & Posters
Kaneda J., Seagers K., Uhlrich S.D., Kolesar J.A., Thomas K.A., Delp S.L., 2021, August 10-13. Static Optimization to Detect Changes in Medial Knee Contact Force: a Validation Study. Virtual American Society of Biomechanics. Abstract
Seagers K., Uhlrich, S.D., Kaneda J., Kolesar J.A., Beaupre G.S., Delp S.L., 2021, July 25-29. Foot Progression Angle Modifications that Maximally Reduce the Knee Adduction Moment do not Decrease Medial Knee Contact Force. Virtual International Society of Biomechanics. Poster & Presentation
O’Day J.*, Lee M.*, Seagers K.*, Hoffman S., Delp S.†, Bronte-Stewart H.†, 2021, June 22-24. Detecting freezing of gait using raw inertial sensor data from people with Parkinson’s disease. Virtual International Conference on Ambulatory Monitoring of Physical Activity and Movement. Presentation
Seagers K., Uhlrich S.D., Kolesar J.A., Silder A., Berkson M., Kaneda J., Beaupre G.S., Delp S.L., 2020, August 4-7. The effect of toe-in and toe-out gait on hip moments in people with medial knee osteoarthritis. Virtual American Society of Biomechanics Conference. Poster & Presentation