Building Bionics: How technologies are going to enhance the human body and end physical disability

Bionics presents a unique opportunity to address the unmet needs of millions of individuals living with physical disabilities. Critical to this goal is the development of artificial systems and technologies that can merge with the human body – restoring, replacing or augmenting its capabilities. In this talk, Dr. Lenzi will present ongoing work at the Utah Bionic Engineering Lab to advance the science of bionics. He’ll describe novel electromechanical designs that will empower next-generation bionic limbs to match the strength and speed of biological legs. He’ll demonstrate intelligent control systems that synchronize the movements of the bionic leg with the human nervous system, enabling individuals with amputation to perform activities that are impossible with conventional prostheses. Finally, Dr. Lenzi will discuss critical challenges and areas of future research that must advance for bionics to become a part of our lives.

The event will be at the Gould Auditorium on Level 1 of the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah. Additionally, the livestream will be available at


Sep 22 2021


1:15 pm


Gould Auditorium
J. Willard Marriott Library 295 1500 E Salt Lake City, UT 84112