Levi Hargrove

Levi J. Hargrove (S’05-M’08) received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of New Brunswick (UNB), Fredericton, NB, Canada, in 2003, 2005, and 2007, respectively. He joined the Center for Bionic Medicine at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago in 2008. His research interests include pattern recognition, biological signal processing, and myoelectric control of powered prostheses. Dr. Hargrove is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick. He is also a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) and Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University.

Associated articles

TBME, Featured Articles
Evaluation of linear regression simultaneous myoelectric control using intramuscular EMG
Myoelectric prostheses use surface electromyography (EMG) signals to control motorized artificial limb movement and are clinically available to patients with upper extremity amputation. Recent developments in advanced prosthetic arm systems offer the mechanical means to provide life-like artificial limb control.... Read more
TBME, Featured Articles
Depth Sensing for Improved Control of Lower Limb Prostheses
  We propose the addition of environmental sensing, in the form of depth sensing, to the control of powered, lower-limb prostheses. Currently, the prediction of which locomotion mode-based controller to use has been performed using EMG from the residual limb and... Read more
TBME, Special Issue: BRAIN
Gait Characteristics When Walking on Different Slippery Walkways
Mariah W. Whitmore, Levi J. Hargrove, Eric J. Perreault, Northwestern University, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, USA The ability to change gait patterns in the presence of a slippery surface is essential for minimizing the risk of a slip and fall. For individuals... Read more
JTEHM, Articles, Published Articles
A Comparison of Pattern Recognition Control and Direct Control of a Multiple Degree-of-Freedom Transradial Prosthesis
With existing conventional prosthesis control (direct control), individuals with a transradial amputation use two opposing muscle groups to control each prosthesis motor. As component complexity increases, subjects must switch the prosthesis into different modes to control each component in sequence.... Read more