Michael Goldfarb, PhD

H. Fort Flowers Chair, Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Mechanical Engineering,
Electrical Engineering, Computer Science
and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Office Address
336-C Olin Hall
Phone
(615) 343-6924

Education

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

M.S., Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

B.S., Mechanical Engineering
University of Arizona

Research Description

Dr. Goldfarb directs the Center for Intelligent Mechatronics, which specializes in the development and assessment of robotic technology to improve the quality of life and/or quality of care for people with physical disabilities. The Center’s research includes the development and assessment of robotic lower limb prostheses that offer improved gait biomechanics across a wide range of activities to transtibial and transfemoral amputees; the development and assessment of multigrasp hand prostheses that offer enhanced dexterity to upper extremity amputees; the development and assessment of lower limb exoskeletons to provide legged mobility to individuals with paraplegia; and the development of lower limb exoskeletons as a therapeutic intervention to provide overground gait retraining for individuals with lower limb hemiparesis following stroke.

Rocket-powered mechanical arm could revolutionize prosthetics