The Biomechatronics lab and the lab’s spin-off company, BiOMOTUM, have received an NIH FastTrack SBIR award for commercializing our ankle exoskeleton technology.


Congratulations to Ben for be receiving Delsys Donation Initiative and UA Valley Research Partnership Program Awards for his doctoral research project.


Biomechatronics Lab and Ben in the UA College of Medicine Phoenix News.


Congratulations to Ben and Safoura for passing their PhD qualifying exams.


Dr. Lerner and the Biomechatronics Lab have been awarded a three year  R15 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).


Congratulations to Taryn for being award the Louis H. And Betty J. Quayle Scholarship.


Congratulations to Safoura for winning 1st place (best poster) at the NAU  GSG Poster Symposium.


Dr. Lerner and the Biomechatronics Lab have been awarded a National Science Foundation CRII Research Initiation Award. 


Dr. Lerner and the Biomechatronics Lab have been awarded a National Institutes of Health (NIH) NCMRR R03 Early Career Research Award.


Congratulations to Michael Bair for successfully defending his Master’s Thesis!


Congratulations to Dan Rivera for his selection as a prestigious Goldwater Scholar!


Dr. Lerner and the Biomechatronics Lab have been awarded a 3-year Arizona Biomedical New Investigator Award Research Grant.


Dr. Lerner has been invited to speak at the 2018 Wearable Robotics Association Conference in Scottsdale, AZ, March 21/22, and at the 2018 UCSF Orthotic and Prosthetic Innovative Technologies Conference in San Francisco, CA, May 11/12.


Biomechatronics Lab headlines at the Human Performance Lab Ribbon Cutting Event.


Dr. Lerner will be presenting a talk titled “How Robots Can Help You Walk” at the Flagstaff Festival of Science on 9/26/17, come check it out.


New lab members Namwoong Kim and Safoura Sadegh Pour Aji Bishe, PhD students in the Bioengineering PhD program, have received prestigious Presidential Fellowships from NAU. Congrats!

     


Dr. Lerner’s recently published paper showing the promise of wearable robotics for assisting children with cerebral palsy, published in Science Translational Medicine, has gained interest from several local and national news outlets. Video from the study that Dr. Lerner completed at NIH:


Congratulations to Dan Rivera for his selection to present a poster at the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) annual conference in October. His work is titled, “Winding Filament Muscle Model Improves OpenSim Force Predictions.”


Congratulations to Dan Rivera for receiving the Hooper Undergraduate Research Award (HURA) and to Hannah Rentschler for her selection as an NAU/NASA Space Grant Intern!


We received a Pilot Project Award from the National Center for Simulation in Rehabilitation Research (NCSRR) at Stanford University. This project seeks to develop predictive simulations for robotic-aided rehabilitation of crouch gait.