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Goldfarb to demonstrate bionic prosthetics at March 25 Chancellor’s Lecture

Mar. 3, 2014—Michael Goldfarb, named by Popular Mechanics as one of the “10 Innovators Who Changed the World in 2013,” will deliver the March 25 Chancellor’s Lecture at Vanderbilt University. Goldfarb, holder of the H. Fort Flowers Chair in Mechanical Engineering at Vanderbilt, is renowned for his work in developing robotic adaptive equipment for people with disabilities....

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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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Mechanical engineering team wins Wyss-IEEE award for robotic leg prosthesis

Sep. 11, 2012—Two mechanical engineering graduate students and their professor have received the Wyss Institute-IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Award for Translational Research for their work on a robotic leg prosthesis, selected from submissions by biomedical engineers and scientists from academic institutions worldwide. Brian E. Lawson and Amanda M. Huff, with Michael Goldfarb, H. Fort...

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