Levi J Hargrove

  • 3261 Citations
20062020
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Research Interests

Dr. Hargrove’s research interests include signal processing, pattern recognition and myoelectric control of powered prostheses. Dr. Hargrove focuses on research and development of clinically realizable myoelectric control systems in hopes that the systems can be made available to amputees in the near-term.

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

Keywords

  • Amputation
  • Electrophysiology

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Research Output 2006 2019

Preliminary results toward continuous and proportional control of a multi-synergistic soft prosthetic hand

Piazza, C., Catalano, M. G., Bicchi, A. & Hargrove, L. J., Jan 1 2019, Biosystems and Biorobotics. Springer International Publishing, p. 77-81 5 p. (Biosystems and Biorobotics; vol. 21).

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Prosthetics
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Across-Day Lower Limb Pattern Recognition Performance of a Powered Knee-Ankle Prosthesis

Simon, A., Seyforth, E. A. & Hargrove, L. J., Oct 9 2018, BIOROB 2018 - 7th IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics. IEEE Computer Society, Vol. 2018-August. p. 242-247 6 p. 8487836

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Knee prostheses
Stairs
Pattern recognition
Prosthetics
Switches

A Novel Method for Bilateral Gait Segmentation Using a Single Thigh-Mounted Depth Sensor and IMU

Hu, B. H., Krausz, N. E. & Hargrove, L. J., Oct 9 2018, BIOROB 2018 - 7th IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics. IEEE Computer Society, Vol. 2018-August. p. 807-812 6 p. 8487806

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Units of measurement
Sensors
Safety devices
Computer vision
Learning systems

Application of an LDA Classifier for Determining User-Intent in Multi-DOF Quasi-Static Shoulder Tasks in Individuals with Chronic Stroke: Preliminary Analysis

Kopke, J. V., Hargrove, L. J. & Ellis, M. D., Oct 26 2018, 40th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2018. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., Vol. 2018-July. p. 2312-2315 4 p. 8512787

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Classifiers
Stroke
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Equipment and Supplies
Muscles
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