Levi J. Hargrove, PhD, P.Eng, received his MScE and PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Brunswick (2005, 2008). He is currently the Associate Director of Center for Bionic Medicine at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, formerly the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), and an Associate Professor in the Departments of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University.
His research interests include signal processing, pattern recognition, and myoelectric control of powered prostheses. A major goal of his research is to develop clinically realizable myoelectric control systems that can be made available to persons with limb loss in the near future.
In 2012, Dr. Hargrove co-founded Coapt, a company to commercialize control algorithms for prosthetics and orthotics. His research addresses all levels of amputation and has been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association and the New England Journal of Medicine and multiple patents. Key projects include the development of advanced and adaptive control systems for prosthetic legs, improving control of robotic hand prostheses, and intramuscular EMG signal processing.
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