• Prosthetic Residency, University of Michigan, 2013
  • Orthotic Residency, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, 2011
  • MSPO, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010
  • BS, University of Georgia, 2008


Kinsey Herrin is a Senior Research Scientist in the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering. She supports a number of wearable robotics research efforts across Georgia Tech’s campus and holds the ABC credential for a Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist. Kinsey is passionate about advancing state of the art technology available to individuals with physical challenges and amputations as well as the exploration of wearable technology to augment and enhance human performance. She was the former Clinical Liaison & Coordinator and academic faculty within the Georgia Tech MSPO program. She completed her residency training in orthotics and prosthetics at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and the University of Michigan, respectively, and has over 10 years of experience working with and treating a wide variety of patients in clinical and research settings. She is affiliated with the human augmentation core labs including: EPIC lab, PoWeR lab, RoboMed Lab, Comparative Neuromechanics Lab, Inan Research Lab, and DART lab.

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists, 2019
  • Women in O&P, 2019
  • Thranhardt award for excellence in P&O research, 2012
  • OPERF Small Grant Award, 2011
  • The Triangle Orthopedic Assocaites Richard Bruch, MD Prize for Excellence in O&P Resident Research’, 2011
  • Applied Physiology Fellow/Lentzch scholarship, 2008-2009

  1. Bhakta, Krishan, Jonathan Camargo, Luke Donovan, Kinsey Herrin, Aaron Young, Pietro Valdastri, and Elliott Rouse. "Machine Learning Model Comparisons of User Independent & Dependent Intent Recognition Systems for Powered Prostheses." IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (2020).
  2. Herrin, K., and Geil, M. (2015) A Comparison of Orthoses in the Treatment of Idiopathic Toe Walking: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Prosthetics and Orthotics International.
  3. Herrin, K., et al. An automatic human-in-the-loop tuning algorithm for a robotic ankle prosthesis depends on an understanding of gait quality. American Society of Biomechanics. 2020. Atlanta, GA.
  4. Herrin, K., et al. Assessing gait quality for the development of a human-in-the-loop tuning algorithm for robotic ankle prostheses. 2020 National Robotics Initiative (NRI) Principal Investigators' Meeting. 2020. Arlington, VA.
  5. Bhakta K, Camargo, J., Compton, W, Herrin KR, Young AJ. Restoring Functional Gait of Individuals with Transfemoral Amputation using a Powered Prosthesis. American Society of Biomechanics. 2020. Atlanta, GA.
  6. Pan, Y.-T., Kang, I., Herrin, K., Young, A.  The Biomechanical Effect of Bilateral Assistance for Hemiparetic Gait Poststroke Using a Powered Hip Exoskeleton. . in American Society of Biomechanics. 2020.
  7. Bhakta K, C.J., Spencer MT, White BJ, Cho N, Herrin KR, Childers WL, Young AJ, Effect of Experimental Powered Prosthesis on Hip Kinetics: A Single Case Pilot Study. JPO: Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics, 2019. 31(2S): p. 12-41.
  8. Alexander N. Klishko, H.P., Gina Grinda, Celina Zhang, Kyunggeune Oh, Kinsey R. Herrin, John F. Dalton IV, Mark Pitkin4, Boris I. Prilutsky. Stimulation of residual sensory nerve modulates walking mechanics in the cat with bone-anchored transtibial prosthesis. American Society of Biomechanics. 2020. Atlanta, GA.
  9. Geil, M., Herrin, K., Rahnama, L., Williams, C., Jarrells, J., Poisal, M., Seargeant, E., Soulis, K. Use of Nearly-Invisible, Non-restrictive Sensory Insoles as Treatment for Idiopathic Toe Walking: A Case Series. in American Society of Biomechanics. 2020. Atlanta, GA.
  10. Grant, Jeffers, Childers, Herrin, Klishko, Oh, Dalton, Pitkin, Prilutsky (2019) Investigating the Effect of Matched Biological Stiffness in a Feline Prosthetic Foot: A Case Study. 45th American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists Journal of Proceedings. 
  11. Trent Renkin, Krishan Bhakta, Jonathan Camargo Leyva, Lee Childers, Kinsey Herrin, Aaron Young, “Machine learning strategies for automatically determining ground slope and walking speed for individuals with amputation using a robotic knee/ankle prosthesis,” Military Health System Research Symposium, Orlando, FL, 2019.
  12. Herrin, K., Wontorcik, L. (2014). Temporal-spatial parameters, energy expenditure and perceived comfort of transfemoral amputees: Ischial containment vs atmospheric pressure stabilization sockets. 40th American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists Journal of Proceedings. 
  13. Herrin, K. and Johnson, K. (2017) Building great residencies in O&P. The Academy Today.
  14. Herrin, K. (2014) Critically Appraised Topic: Orthoses for the treatment of idiopathic toe walking. Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists.