Bionic Engineering Lab

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 restoring, preserving, and augmenting the 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.


New paper published in Nature Medicine (open access here)

Adaptive controller for Powered knee/ankle prostheses – Science Robotics (paper link)
amputee biomechanics data descriptor – Nature Scientific Data (paper link)
powered knee exo – IEEE TMRB (paper link) and IEEE TNSRE (paper link)
Powered ankle prosthesis study – IEEE Robotics and automation magazine (paper link)

The Bionic Engineering Lab 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 Institute of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Department of Defense.