banking and finance
internet of things
neural interfacing and control
point of care
sports and fitness
natural language processing
Enhancing human physical capability
Revealing insights into the human condition and repairing brain disorders via novel tools for mapping and fixing brain computations
Promoting deeper learning and understanding in human networks
Building socially engaging robots and interactive technologies to help people live healthier lives, connect with others, and learn better
Everett Lawson and Matt Carney worked with Biomechatronics group head Hugh Herr to fit Everett with a bionic prosthesis.
The human ankle provides a significant amount of net positive work during the stance period of walking, especially at moderate to fast wa...
The design of next-generation bionic ankles and knees aims to improve bionic actuators on all metrics: range of motion, power density, ba...
In the Biomechatronics group, we imagine a world where assistive technologies help people realize their physical potential and maximize t...
Center for Extreme Bionics
Carney, Matthew E. “Design and Evaluation of a Reaction-Force Series Elastic Actuator Configurable as Biomimetic Powered Ankle and Knee Prostheses By.” Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2020.
Cristina Quinn profiles Morgan Stickney, an elite swimmer who's the first person to undergo a bilateral Ewing amputation.
Humans can accurately sense the position, speed, and torque of their limbs, even with their eyes shut. This sense, known as proprioceptio...
Biplanar fluoroscopy (BiFlo) enables three-dimensional bone kinematics analysis using x-ray videos and bone geometry from segmented CT. H...
A research team, including members of the Biomechatronics group, devises a new surgery for hand amputations and prostheses.
Morgan Stickney is an elite swimmer who's helping pave the way for the next generation of bionic prosthetics and para-athletes.
Lower-extremity amputees face a series of potentially serious post-operative complications. Among these are increased risk of further amp...
Recent advancements in orthopedic implants have made way for a new generation of bionic limbs that attach directly to the skeleton. Lever...
During the gait cycle, the human ankle complex serves as a primary power generator while simultaneously stabilizing the entire limb. Thes...
Because old-school surgical amputation hasn’t kept up with modern-day medicine.
Electrical stimulation (FES) is the current clinical stimulation modality used to restore function and provide therapy in a variety of cl...
New optogenetic technique could help restore limb movement, treat muscle tremor.
For amputees, robotic limbs that move like the real thing and are controlled by the mind are a game changer.
"During the twilight years of this century, I believe humans will be unrecognizable in morphology and dynamics from what we are today."
New study describes first human implementation of novel approach to limb amputation.