Levi Hargrove, Ph.D., is the director of the Neural Engineering for Prosthetics and Orthotics Laboratory at the Rehabilitation Institution of Chicago’s Center for Bionic Medicine. Dr. Hargrove has focused his research on developing intuitively controlled bionic arm and leg prostheses. He is also a founding partner in Coapt, a recently formed spin-off company, that is focusing on translating promising research findings to the general public. Although a young researcher, Dr. Hargrove has authored more than 60 peer-reviewed research articles in top academic journals and conferences, including articles for the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Association. His research group has received significant media attention, resulting in articles published in National Geographic Magazine, Wired Magazine, Engadget, Popular Mechanics, Discover Magazine, O – the Oprah magazine in addition to many daily newspapers. Dr. Hargrove also has an Assistant Professor appointment in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and is a registered professional engineer.
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