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.
Join Us! Open PhD Positions
Amputee Studies: NATURE MEDICINE 2021 – Scientific Data 2020
Controls studies: SCIENCE ROBOTICS 2020 – Transactions on Robotics – OJEMB
Exoskeleton design: IEEE TMRB – IEEE TNSRE – IEEE TMECH
prosthesis design: SCIENCE ROBOTICS 2022 – IEEE 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).