Levi Hargrove, PhD

  • Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Feinberg School of Medicine
  • McCormick School of Engineering
  • Director, Center for Bionic Medicine
  • Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Dr. Hargrove is currently the Director of the Center for Bionic Medicine and of the Neural Engineering for Prosthetic and Orthotics Laboratory at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. He is also 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, a company to transition advanced rehabilitation technologies from the research lab to patients’ homes.