Department of Bioengineering

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Engineering Team Designs Exoskeleton Technology to Help People Walk Again

It seems like something from a sci-fi movie: humans wearing bionic technology to move more easily. But Pitt researchers are turning fiction into a reality, aiming to help people with paraplegia.

Shoe Tread Research Gains Traction

By modeling friction and tread design, bioengineers Kurt Beschorner and Seyed Moghaddam are working toward a safer shoe.
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Wearable Artificial Lung Designed to Help Sick Children Remain Mobile While Hospitalized

Researchers hope the device will be a bridge to transplant or recovery in children with acute and chronic lung failure, allowing the children to move around and avoid being bedridden.

Using Novel Stent, Pitt Researchers Aim to Double Number of Successful Organ Donations

Each year, the United States experiences an extreme shortage of organ donations. Pitt researchers aim to change that.
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Bioengineer Develops Brain Sensor for Investigating Drug Addiction Risks

Young adults are more susceptible to addiction, especially to drugs like cocaine. Using a new high-resolution sensor, bioengineer Xinyan Cui plans to figure out why.