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Robotic leg featured in new NIBIB “Bionic Man” web tool

May. 15, 2014—Two of the 14 different bionics research projects featured in “The Bionic Man,” an interactive website developed by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, are from Vanderbilt University. One is the first lower leg prosthetic with powered knee and ankle joints, developed by Michael Goldfarb, the H. Fort Flowers Professor of Mechanical Engineering,...

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Goldfarb named to ‘Popular Mechanics’ top 10 innovators list

Oct. 22, 2013—  Popular Mechanics has named Michael Goldfarb, H. Fort Flowers Professor of Mechanical Engineering, one of its “Ten Innovators Who Changed The World” for 2013. Goldfarb, who develops robotic adaptive equipment for people with disabilities, and his former graduate student Ryan Farris were recognized for the Indego, an exoskeleton they developed at Vanderbilt to help...

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Prosthetic limb advances could help victims of the Boston Marathon bombings

Apr. 19, 2013—The tragic April 15 bombing at the Boston Marathon took the lives of three people and has left dozens of people with serious injuries, many of whom have lost limbs. Vanderbilt mechanical engineer Michael Goldfarb, an expert in the field of prosthetic devices and director of the Center for Intelligent Mechatronics, says dramatic advances in...

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Engineer uses Vanderbilt bionic leg to climb Chicago skyscraper

Nov. 7, 2012—A 31-year old software engineer climbed 103 flights of stairs to the top of Chicago’s Willis Tower Sunday, Nov. 4, wearing a prosthetic leg designed by Vanderbilt University engineering professor Michael Goldfarb and adapted by the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago to become the world’s first neural-controlled bionic leg. The climb – SkyRise Chicago – is...

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