Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

2017


Modeling the Future of Irrigation: A Parametric Description of Pressure Compensating Drip Irrigation Emitter Performance. [πŸ”—]
Shamshery, P., Wang, R., Tran, D., & Winter, A., PLOS ONE (2017)

Feasibility Study of an Electrodialysis System for In-Home Water Desalination and Purification in Urban India [πŸ”— ]
Nayar, K. G., Sundararaman, P., Schacherl, J. D., O’Connor, C. L., Heath, M. L., Gabriel, M. O., Shah, S., Wrights, N. & Winter, A., Development Engineering (2017)

2016


Why the Developing World Needs Mechanical Design [πŸ”—]
Mattson, C. & Winter, A., Journal of Mechanical Design (2016)

Razor Clam-Inspired Burrowing in Dry Soil [πŸ”—]
Isava, M. & Winter, A., International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics (2016)

An Experimental Investigation of Digging Via Localized Fluidization, Tested With RoboClam: A Robot Inspired by Atlantic Razor Clams [πŸ”—]
Isava, M. & Winter, A., Journal of Mechanical Design (2016)

The Effects of the Inertial Properties of Above-Knee Prostheses on Optimal Stiffness, Damping, and Engagement Parameters of Passive Prosthetic Knees [⇩] [πŸ”— ]
Narang, Y., Arelekatti, V. N. M., & Winter, A., ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering (2016)

Design and Preliminary Field Validation of a Fully Passive Prosthetic Knee Mechanism for Users with Transfemoral Amputation in India. [⇩]
Arelekatti, V. N. M., & Winter, A., ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics (In Press, 2016)

Control of Flow Limitation in Flexible Tubes [πŸ”— ]
Wang, R., Lin, T., Shamshery, P. & Winter, A., ASME Journal of Mechanical Design (2016)

Using Human-Centered and Biomechanical Analysis to Determine Design Requirements for a Prosthetic Knee for Use in India
Narang, Y., Arelekatti, V. N. M., Austin-Breneman, J. & Winter, A., (In Review, 2016)

Correlating Mechanical Design of Passive Prosthetic Feet to Gait Kinematics Using a Novel Optimization Parameter: Lower Leg Trajectory Error
Olesnavage, K., & Winter, A., In Review (2016)

A Method for Turbocharging Single-Cylinder, Four-Stroke Engines
Buchman, M., & Winter, A., In Preparation (2016)

2015


Engineering Reverse Innovations [πŸ”—]
Winter, A. & Govindarajan, V., Harvard Business Review (Jul-Aug 2015)

What Engineering a Reverse Innovation Looks Like [πŸ”—]
Winter, A. & Govindarajan, V., Harvard Business Review (Nov 2015)

Developing World Users as Lead Users: A Case Study in Engineering Reverse Innovation [πŸ”—]
Judge, B., HΓΆlttΓ€-Otto, K., & Winter, A., Journal of Mechanical Design (2015)

The Effects of Prosthesis Inertial Properties on Prosthetic Knee Moment and Hip Energetics Required to Achieve Able-bodied Kinematics [⇩] [πŸ”— ]
Narang, Y., Arelekatti, V. N. M., & Winter, A., IEEE Transactions of Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (2015)

A Microstructural View of Burrowing with RoboClam [πŸ”—]
Nordstrom, K., Dorsch, D., Losert, W., & Winter, A., Physical Review E (2015)

2014


Justification for Community-Scale Photovoltaic-Powered Electrodialysis Desalination Systems for Inland Rural Villages in India [πŸ”—]
Wright, N.C. & Winter, A., Desalination (2014)

Razor Clam to RoboClam: Burrowing Drag Reduction Mechanisms and their Robotic Adaptation [πŸ”—]
Winter, A., Deits, R., Dorsch, D., Slocum, A., & Hosoi, A., Bioinspiration and Biomimetics (2014)

2013


Helping the Disabled Get Off-Road and On with Their Lives [πŸ”—]
Winter, A., DEMAND: ASME Global Development Review (2013)

2012


Localized Fluidization Burrowing Mechanics of Ensis Directus [πŸ”—]
Winter, A., Deits, R. & Hosoi, A., Journal of Experiemental Biology (2012)

2011


Identification and Evaluation of the Atlantic Razor Clam (Ensis directus) for Biologically-inspired Subsea Burrowing Systems [πŸ”—]
Winter, A. & Hosoi, A., Integrative and Comparative Biology (2011)

Dynamics of digging in wet soil [πŸ”—]
Jung, S., Winter, A. & Hosoi, A., International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics (2011)

Peer Reviewed Conference Articles

2016


Feasibility of a Clutchless Dual-Shaft Hybrid Transmission System for Performance Applications [πŸ”—]
Shah, S., Prost, V., Eubanks, Z., Reiter, P., Bondarchuk, D., Hua, Y., Dorsch, D. & Winter, A., 18th International Conference on Advanced Vehicle Technologies ASME IDETC/CIE (2016)

Designing a Low Activation Pressure Drip Irrigation Emitter with Constraints for Mass Manufacturing [πŸ”—]
Shamshery, P., & Winter, A., 21st Design for Manufacturing and the Life Cycle Conference ASME IDETC/CIE (2016)

Validating a method for turbocharding single cylinder fourstroke engines [πŸ”—]
Buchman, M., & Winter, A., 18th International Conference on Advanced Vehicle Technologies ASME IDETC/CIE (2016)

Design and Preliminary Testing of a Prototype for Evaluating Lower Leg Trajectory Error as an Optimization Metric for Prosthetic Feet
[πŸ”— ]
Olesnavage, K., & Winter, A., 40th Mechanisms and Robotics Conference ASME IDETC/CIE (2016)

2015


Lower Leg Trajectory Error: A Novel Optimization Parameter for Designing Passive Prosthetic Feet [⇩]
Olesnavage, K., & Winter, A., 14th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, IEEE/RAS-EMBS ICORR (2015)

Design and Qualitative Testing of a Prosthetic Foot with Rotational Ankle and Metatarsal Joints to Mimic Physiological Roll-Over Shape [⇩]
Olesnavage, K., & Winter, A., 39th Mechanisms and Robotics Conference ASME IDETC/CIE (2015)

Design of a fully passive prosthetic knee mechanism for transfemoral amputees in India. [⇩] [πŸ”— ]
Arelekatti, V. N. M., & Winter, A., IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (2015)

Design of Mechanism and Preliminary Field Validation of Low-Cost, Passive Prosthetic Knee for Users with Transfemoral Amputation in India [⇩] [πŸ”— ]
Arelekatti, V. N. M., & Winter, A., ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (2015)

A Mathematical Model for Pressure Compensating Emitters [πŸ”— ]
Taylor, K., Shamshery, P., & Winter, A., ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (2015)

Feasibility Study of an Electrodialysis System for In-Home Water Desalination and Purification in Urban India.
Nayar, K. G., Sundararaman, P., Schacheri, J. D., Connor, C. L. O., Heath, M. L., Wright, N. C., & Winter, A., ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (2015)

Design of a Village-Scale PV Powered Electrodialysis Reveral System for Brackish Water Desalination in India [⇩]
Wright, N.C., Van de Zande, G.D., & Winter, A., The International Desalination Association World Congress on Desalination and Water Reuse (2015)

Low Vision System for Rapid Near-and Far-Field Magnification Switching [πŸ”—]
Ambrogi, N. Dias-Carlson Jr., R., Gantner, K., Gururaj, A., Hanumara, N., Narain, Zielske, I., Satgunam, P., Bagga, D., Gothwal, V. & Winter, A., IEEE 37th Annual International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC) (2015)

A Theoretical Investigation of the Critical Timescales Needed for Digging in Dry Soil Using a Biomimetic Burroiwing Robot [πŸ”—]
Isava, M. & Winter, A., 39th Mechanisms and Robotics Conference, ASME IDETC/CIE (2015)

Design of a Biologically Inspired Underwater Burrowing Robot that Utilizes Localized Fluidization [πŸ”—]
Dorsch, D.S., & Winter, A., 39th Mechanisms and Robotics Conference, ASME IDETC/CIE (2015)

Design of a Clutch-Less Hybrid Transmission for a High-Performance Vehicle [πŸ”—]
Jurewicz, J., Pamanes, G., Jo, Y.S., Yen, P.X.T., Siegel, J.E., Jacoby, C.L., Dorsch, D., & Winter, A., Power Transmission and Gearing Conference, ASME IDETC/CIE (2015)

Feasibility Study of an Electrodialysis for In-Home Water Desalination and Purification in Urban India [πŸ”—]
Nayar, K.G., Sundararaman, P., Scharcherl, J.D., O'Connor, C.L., Heath, M.L., Gabriel, M.O., Wright, N.C., & Winter, A., 41st Design Automation Conference, ASME IDETC/CIE (2015)

Applying Fishbein's Multi-Attribute Attitude Model to the Tata Swach Water Purifier
Ricks, S., & Winter, A., 20th International Conference on Engineering Design (2015)

2014


Analysis of Rollover Shape and Energy Storage and Return in Cantilever Beam-Type Prosthetic Feet [⇩]
Olesnavage, K., & Winter, A., 38th Mechanisms and Robotics Conference ASME IDETC/CIE (2014)

Effects of Prosthesis Mass on Hip Energetics, Prosthetic Knee Torque, and Prosthetic Knee Stiffness and Damping Parameters Required for Transfemoral Amputees to Walk With Normative Kinematics [⇩] [πŸ”— ]
Narang, Y., Arelekatti, V. N. M., & Winter, A., ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (2014)

Energetic and Socioeconomic Justification for Solar-Powered Desalination Technology for Rural Indian Villages [πŸ”— ]
Wright, N.C., & Winter, A., ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (2014)

A Novel Pressure Compensating Valve for Low-Cost Drip Irrigation [πŸ”— ]
Wiens, J., & Winter, A., 38th Mechanisms and Robotics Conference, ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conference (2014)

Method for Turbocharging Single Cylinder Four Stroke Engines [πŸ”— ]
Buchman, M., & Winter, A., ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (2014)

Proof-of-Concept Evaluation of a Low-Cost and Low-Weight Tractor for Small-Scale Farms [πŸ”— ]
Arelekatti, V. N. M., BjΓΆrkdal, D., Graves, C., Wong, A., Mkrtchyan, A., & Winter, A., ASME IDETC/CIE (2014)

Design of a Low Energy, Self Contained Subsea Burrowing Robot Based on Localized Fluidization Exhibited by Atlantic Razor Clams [πŸ”—]
Dorsch, D.S., & Winter, A., 38th Mechanisms and Robotics Conference, ASME IDETC/CIE (2014)

Design and Testing of a Low-Cost and Low-Maintenance Drip Irrigation Filtration System for Micro-Irrigation in Developing Countries [πŸ”—]
Greenlee, A., Murray, T., Lesniewski, V., Jeunnette, M., & Winter, A., 19th Design for Manufacturing and the Life Cycle Conference, ASME IDETC/CIE (2014)

Development of a Design Tool for Flow Rate Optimization in the Tata Swach Water Filter [πŸ”—]
Ricks, S.T., Lewandowski, J.R., Lim, E.G., Wendell, D.M., & Winter, A., 40th Design Automation Conference, ASME IDETC/CIE (2014)

Technical and Socioeconomic Justification for Photovoltaic Powered Electrodialysis Desalination for Rural Indian Villages
Wright, N.C., & Winter, A., Conference and Exhibition on Desalization for the Environment Clean Water and Clean Energy, Cyprus (2014)

Effects of Above-Knee Prosthesis Mass on Optimal Stiffness and Damping Parameters of Prosthetic Knees
Narang, Y., & Winter, A., 7th World Congress of Biomechanics, Poster (2014)

Mimicking Physiological Rollover Shape in a Prosthetic Foot with a Single Degree-of-Freedom Ankle Joint
Olesnavage, K., & Winter, A., 7th World Congress of Biomechanics, Poster (2014)

Balancing Depth and Breadth while Experimentally Validating Medical Technologies for Developing and Emerging Markets
Narang, Y., Olesnavage, K., & Winter, A., 2014 Tech4Dev International Conference, UNESCO Chair in Technologies for Development: What is Essential? Switzerland (2014)

2013


Bio-Inspired, Low-Cost, Self-Regulating Valves for Drip Irrigation in Developing Countries [πŸ”—]
Zimoch, P., Tixier, E., Joshi, A., Hosoi, A.E., & Winter, A., 25th International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology, ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (2013)

Stakeholder and Constraint-Driven Innovation of a Novel, Lever-Propelled, All-Terrain Wheelchair [πŸ”—]
Winter, A., 25th International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology, ASME IDETC/CIE (2013)

Critical Timescales for Burrowing in Undersea Substrates via Localized Fluidization, Demonstrated by RoboClam: A Robot Inspired by Atlantic Razor Clams [πŸ”—]
Winter V, A.G., Deits, R.L.H., & Dorsch, D.S., 37th Mechanisms and Robotics Conference, ASME IDETC/CIE (2013)

User-Centered Design of Agricultural Waste Charcoal Cooking Fuel for Developing Countries [πŸ”—]
Banzaert, A., & Winter, A., 18th Design for Manufacturing and the Life Cycle Conference, ASME IDETC/CIE (2013)

The Tata Center for Technology and Design at MIT [⇩]
Winter V, A.G., Stoner, R., & Fine, C. , The International Forum, American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference (2013)

2012


Stakeholder-Driven Design Evolution of the Leveraged Freedom Chair Developing World Wheelchair [πŸ”—]
Winter V, A.G., Bollini, M.A., Judge, B.M., Scolnik, N.K., O’Hanley, H.F., Dorsch, D.S., Mukherjee, S., & Frey, D., ASME IMECE (2012)

Design of a Low-Cost Autoclave for Developing World Health Clinics [πŸ”—]
Tao, G.D., Cho, H.S., Frey, D., & Winter, A., 9th International Conference on Design Education, ASME IDETC/CIE (2012)

2010


Teaching RoboClam to Dig: The Design, Testing, and Genetic Algorithm Optimization of a Biomimetic Robot [πŸ”—]
Winter V, A.G., Deits, R.L.H., Dorsch, D.S., Hosoi, A.E., & Slocum, A., IEEE IROS (2010)

The Design, Fabrication, and Performance of the East African Trial Leveraged Freedom Chair [πŸ”—]
Winter V, A.G, Bollini, M.A., DeLatte, D.H., Judge, B.M., O’Hanley, H.F., Pearlman, J.L., & Scolnik, N.K., 15th Design for Manufacturing and the Lifecycle Conference, ASME IDETC (2010)

Multi-Substrate Burrowing Performance and Constitutive Modeling of RoboClam: a Biomimetic Robot Based on Razor Clams [πŸ”—]
Winter V, A.G., Deits, R.L.H., Dorsch, D.S., Hosoi, A.E., & Slocum, A., 34th Annual Mechanisms and Robotics Conference, ASME IDETC (2010)

2009


The Design and Testing of a Low-Cost, Globally- Manufacturable, Multi-Speed Mobility Aid Designed for use on Varied Terrain in Developing and Developed Countries [πŸ”—]
Winter V, A.G., Bollini, M.A., DeLatte, D.H., O’Hanley, H.F., & Scolnik, N.K., 28th Mechanisms and Robotics Conference, ASME IDETC (2009)

The Design and Testing of RoboClam: A Machine used to Investigate and Optimize Razor Clam-Inspired Burrowing Mechanisms for Engineering Applications [πŸ”—]
Winter V, A.G., Hosoi, A.E., Slocum, A.H., & Deits, R.L.H., 33rd Mechanisms and Robotics Conference, ASME IDETC (2009)

Theses

2016


Modeling and Designing the Future of Drip Irrigation: A Validated Parametric Analysis Used to Design Low Power, Pressure Compensating Drip Emitters [πŸ”— ]
Shamshery, P., Master's Thesis (MIT, 2016)

Decentralized Water Treatment in Urban India, and the Potential Impacts of Reverse Osmosis Water Purifiers [⇩]
Connor, C., Master's Thesis (MIT, 2016)

2015


Design of Low-Cost, Fully Passive Prosthetic Knee for Persons with Transfemoral Amputation in India [πŸ”— ]
Arelekatti, V. N. M., Master's Thesis (MIT, 2015)

Reducing the Power Required for Irrigation: Designing Low-Pressure, Pressure-Compensating Drip Irrigation Emitters and High Efficiency Solar-Powered Pumps for Emerging Markets [πŸ”— ]
Taylor, K., Master's Thesis (MIT, 2015)

A methodology for turbocharging single cylinder four stroke internal combustion engines [πŸ”— ]
Buchman, M., Master's Thesis (MIT, 2015)

An Investigation of the Critical Timescales Needed for Digging in Wet and Dry Soil Using a Biomimetic Burrowing Robot [πŸ”— ]
Isava, M., Master's Thesis (MIT, 2015)

Discussion of the Development Process, Identification of Design Requirements, and Implementation of Improvements to a Point-of-Use Water Purifier in India [πŸ”— ]
Ricks, S. A., Master's Thesis (MIT, 2015)

Design of a Biologically-Inspired Underwater Burrowing Robot with On-Board Actuation [πŸ”— ]
Dorsch, D., Master's Thesis (MIT, 2015)

2014


Design and Evaluation of a Cantilever Beam – Type Prosthetic Foot for Indian Persons with Amputations [πŸ”— ]
Olesnavage, K.., Master's Thesis (MIT, 2014)

Justification of village scale photovoltaic powered electrodialysis desalination systems for rural India [πŸ”— ]
Wright, N. C., Master's Thesis (MIT, 2014)

Developing World Users as Lead Users: A Case Study in Engineering Reverse Innovation
Judge, B., Master's Thesis (MIT, 2014)

2013


Identification of design requirements for a high-performance, low-cost, passive prosthetic knee through user analysis and dynamic simulation [πŸ”— ]
Narang, Y., Master's Thesis (MIT, 2013)

Waste-Based Cooking Fuels for Developing Countries: Combustion Emissions and Field Feasibility [πŸ”— ]
Banzaert, A., PhD Thesis (MIT, 2013)

2012


Design of a Low-cost Autoclave for Adoption in Rural Health Clinics [πŸ”— ]
Tao, G.D., Master's Thesis (MIT, 2012)

2010


Biologically Inspired Mechanisms for Burrowing in Undersea Substrates [πŸ”— ]
Winter V, A.G., PhD Thesis (MIT, 2010)

2009


Design of Fluid Film Journal Bearings Containing Continuous 3D Fluid Pathways which are Formed by Wrapping a Sheet Containing 2D Through-Cut Features [πŸ”— ]
Winter V, A.G., Master's Thesis (MIT, 2009)

2015


Why Investing in Research for the Developing World Will Benefit the United States Too [πŸ”— ]
Winter V, A.G., National Academy of Engineering, The Bridge, V45, N3. (2015)

2013


The Right Trajectory [πŸ”— ]
Winter V, A.G., Mechanical Engineering Magazine.(2013)

Constraint-Driven Innovation [πŸ”— ]
Winter V, A.G., Mechanical Engineering Magazine.(2013)

Research for Development [πŸ”— ]
Winter V, A.G., Mechanical Engineering Magazine.(2013)

Stakeholder-Driven Design [πŸ”— ]
Winter V, A.G., Mechanical Engineering Magazine.(2013)

2011


Designing for the Rest of the Global Market: Engineering’s New Frontier [πŸ”— ]
Winter V, A.G., Mechanical Engineering Vol. 133/No.(2011)

Case Study: Leveraged Freedom Chair [πŸ”— ]
Winter V, A.G., Childs, J., Tak, J., Core 77.(2011)