Kinsey Herrin

Senior Scientist, George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering (2020 – Present)
Fellow of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (FAAOP; 2018 – Present)
American Board Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist (2014 – Present)
Clinical Prosthetist/Orthotist, Ortho Pro Associates, Miami, FL (2013 – 2018)
Clinical Prosthetics Residency, University of Michigan Orthotics and Prosthetics Center (2013)
Clinical Orthotics Residency, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (2011)
M.S.P.O., Georgia Institute of Technology (2010)
B.S. Chemistry, University of Georgia (2008)

Kinsey Herrin is a Senior Research Scientist in the School of Mechanical Engineering and the Director of the Human Interface Design Development and Engineering (HIDDEn) lab. Her research is focused on advancing state of the art assistive technology and studying the associated outcomes in individuals with mobility impairments. The HIDDEn lab focuses on practical, real-world implementation of wearable human interfaces for robotic exoskeletons and prosthetic devices to aid individuals with mobility challenges. Kinsey collaborates broadly with engineers, scientists and other clinicians across Tech’s campus and nationally.

She previously practiced clinically as a licensed prosthetist/orthotist with Ortho Pro Associates in Miami, FL and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and completed her residencies at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and the University of Michigan O&P Center. Her research at Ortho Pro Associates investigated engineering technologies for sensation restoration techniques in individuals with upper limb loss. At the University of Michigan, she studied outcomes associated with a new transfemoral socket design, and while at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, she studied outcomes associated with a new orthotic treatment for idiopathic toe walking. Her research during clinical practice and in her current work has always reflected a goal for clinical relevance with an eye towards translation for the real-world end user.