HGN LAB for Bionic Engineering

We envision a world where everyone can move and live independently. We envision a world where congenital or acquired body differences, trauma, and injury would not prevent people from pursuing their life goals. We envision a world where advanced bionic technologies will enhance the human body by restoring, preserving, and augmenting human movement ability across the lifespan.

To achieve this goal, we focus on the intersection of Robotics, Design, Control, Biomechanics, and Neural Engineering. Our goal is to create new science and develop new technologies empowering the next generation of wearable bionic devices and systems to help people move and live independently, ultimately ending physical disability.

Publication Spotlight

Amputee Studies:  NATURE MEDICINE – Scientific DataIEEE TNSRE
Controls  studies: SCIENCE ROBOTICS ’20Transactions on RoboticsOJEMB
prosthesis design: SCIENCE ROBOTICS ’22IEEE RAM – IEEE RAL

The HGN Lab for Bionic Engineering is directed by Prof. Tommaso Lenzi and is affiliated with the Utah Robotics Center and the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah. Our reserach is currently funded by the National Institutes of Health (R01), the National Science Foundation (CAREER, NRI 2.0, FRR), the Department of Defense (PRORP, DMDRP), and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH ERC).