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 by 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.

Publication Spotlight


Amputee Studies:  NATURE MEDICINE 2021 – nature Scientific Data 2020
Controls  studies: SCIENCE ROBOTICS 2020Transactions on RoboticsOJEMB
Exoskeleton design: IEEE TMRBIEEE TNSRE IEEE TMECH
prosthesis design:-IEEE RAM – IEEE RAL

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 Institutes of Health (R01), the National Science Foundation (CAREER, NRI 2.0), and the Department of Defense (PRORP, DMDRP).