Emily Marie Boggs


Title: Patent Engineer

Location: Houston


Emily Marie Boggs’ practice includes patent prosecution in the areas of mechanical and biomedical engineering.  Prior to joining Osha Liang, Ms. Boggs performed research in robotics and biomechanics.  At Columbia University, she developed medical devices for human rehabilitation.  She worked with a team of physical therapists to design an adjustable neck brace for long term pediatric applications based on a novel parallel mechanism that she derived.  She developed a Kinect program for collecting infant biomechanical data to inform the brace design.  She also fabricated and tested components for a wearable gait analysis system that allowed gait testing to be performed in any setting.  She was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to pursue these research projects.  Ms. Boggs also taught undergraduate students in courses on computer aided design and mechanical laboratory techniques.


  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University (2015)
  • B.A., Biomedical Engineering, Harvard University (2013)


  • S. Agrawal, D. Zanotto, and E. M. Boggs. Gait Analysis Devices, Methods, and Systems. Columbia University, assignee. Patent 61/982,832. Filed 22 Apr. 2015.
  • K. Galloway, C. Walsh, D. Holland, T. Clites, P. Maeder-York, R. Neff, E. M. Boggs and Z. Dubrovsky. Multi-Segment Reinforced Actuators and Wearable Applications. Harvard University, assignee. Patent PCT/US14/062844. Filed 29 Oct. 2014.
  • S. Minto, D. Zanotto, E. M. Boggs, G. Rosati, and S. Agrawal. “Validation of a footwear-based gait analysis system with action-related feedback.” IEEE TNSRE, 2015.
  • D. Zanotto, L. Turchet, E. M. Boggs, and S. Agrawal. “SoleSound: Towards a novel portable system for audio-tactile underfoot feedback,” IEEE BioRob, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2014.
  • P. Maeder-York, T. Clites, E. M. Boggs, R. Neff, P. Polygerinos, D. Holland, L. Stirling, K. Galloway, C. Wee, and C. Walsh. “Biologically Inspired Soft Robot for Thumb Rehabilitation,” J. Med. Devices, 2014.
  • A. Epstein, T. Wong, R. Belisle, E. M. Boggs, and J. Aizenberg. “Liquid-infused structured surfaces with exceptional anti-biofouling performance,” PNAS, 2012