Past Member

Tyler Clites

Research Affiliate
  • Biomechatronics

Tyler builds human cyborgs. After graduating from Harvard in 2014 with a B.S. in Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering, Tyler earned his PhD in 2018 from the Harvard/MIT program in Health Sciences and Technology. As a postdoc in the Biomechatronics Group, Tyler’s current research focuses on the development of novel techniques for limb amputation surgery, with the goal of improving the neural and mechanical interfaces between persons with amputation and their prosthetic devices. He efforts are focused  on creating new ways to enable bi-directional communication with the peripheral nervous system, giving way to prostheses that more closely replicate the biological control experience. His work is funded by DARPA and other mechanisms within the Department of Defense. Tyler is an NSF graduate research fellow, and was recently awarded the Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for excellence in invention.