Levi J Hargrove

  • 4203 Citations
If you made any changes in Pure, your changes will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Research Interests

The clinical focus of Dr. Hargrove's work is to apply promising control approaches to improve the control of prosthetic limbs and exoskeletons.

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 Director of Center for Bionic Medicine at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab and an Associate Professor in the Departments of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University. 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. 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. In 2012, Dr. Hargrove co-founded Coapt LLC, a company which provides the first and only intuitive pattern recognition control systems for bionic arms.

The academic focus of Dr. Hargrove's work is to apply machine learning and pattern recognition techniques to improve control of robotic assistive devices for individuals with physical disabilities. Promising approaches are implemented on embedded systems and tested on physical hardwre with users in-the-loop providing feedback.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of New Brunswick

… → 2008

Research interests

  • Amputation
  • Electrophysiology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Levi J Hargrove is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • 46 Similar Profiles
Prosthetics Engineering & Materials Science
Prostheses and Implants Medicine & Life Sciences
Pattern recognition Engineering & Materials Science
Amputees Medicine & Life Sciences
Muscle Engineering & Materials Science
Walking Medicine & Life Sciences
Muscles Medicine & Life Sciences
Ankle Medicine & Life Sciences

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Grants 2011 2023

Research Output 2006 2019

3 Citations (Scopus)

Adapting myoelectric control in real-time using a virtual environment

Woodward, R. B. & Hargrove, L. J., Jan 16 2019, In : Journal of neuroengineering and rehabilitation. 16, 1, 11.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Automated Pattern Recognition
Prostheses and Implants
Equipment and Supplies

Altered Neural Control Reduces Shear Forces and Ankle Impedance on a Slippery Surface

Whitmore, M. W., Hargrove, L. J. & Perreault, E., Aug 1 2019, In : IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. 66, 8, p. 2381-2389 9 p., 8587207.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Chemical activation
2 Citations (Scopus)
Discriminant Analysis
1 Citation (Scopus)

A survey of teleceptive sensing for wearable assistive robotic devices

Krausz, N. E. & Hargrove, L. J., Dec 1 2019, In : Sensors (Switzerland). 19, 23, 5238.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Self-Help Devices
Control systems
Hand Strength
2 Citations (Scopus)

Design, Development, and Validation of a Lightweight Nonbackdrivable Robotic Ankle Prosthesis

Lenzi, T., Cempini, M., Hargrove, L. J. & Kuiken, T. A., Apr 1 2019, In : IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics. 24, 2, p. 471-482 12 p., 8610176.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bearings (structural)
Prostheses and Implants