Biomechatronics Research Laboratory


Biomechatronics is an emergent area of applied knowledge. It is the multidisciplinary synergy of mechanical, electronics and computer science engineering that generates bionics systems. The Biomechatronics Research Laboratory has two objectives. The first one is to research and develop solutions to real problems in the context of technological needs of social development and national economy; and the second is to form top-level researches and students.

Main News

Innovation for health: Robotics allows amputee patients to recover mobility

Newspaper El Universal reports the main advances in the areas of prosthetics and orthotics in Mexico. Among the notable works is the foot prosthesis developed in the Biomechatronics Lab.

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Newspaper | El Universal | Aug. 2, 2015
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Joel Huegel in China

Dr. Huegel on a bycicle in front of a Shanghai Jiao Tong University building

The Campus Guadalajara Professor is currently on a research stay in the Shanghai Jiao University, the Chinese university ranked with the first place for its level in mechatronics engineering and fourth nation-wide for its general performance.

Newspaper | MundoTec Online | Oct. 22, 2014

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[Radio interview] Development of Low-Cost Foot Prosthesis

Dr. Huegel receiving award

Joel Huegel West , professor and researcher at the Biomechatronics Research Laboratory from the Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Guadalajara, received the Pauchon Foundation Annual Award 2013 for his outstanding work in the field.

Newspaper | La Crónica. Academia | Apr. 8, 2014

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[Radio interview] Development of Low-Cost Foot Prosthesis

Dr. Huegel and Eduardo Barocio working with prosthesis

Dr. Joel Huegel and Ing. Eduardo Barocio were invited to the radio show Fibra Óptica to talk about the ultra-low cost foot prosthesis developed at the Biomechatronics Research Laboratory with the support of LIMBS International.

Zona 3. Fibra Óptica. Mar. 4, 2014

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They Create Pinning Machine

Pins for the pinning machine

A project that started two years ago with 10 students and five professors is now a functional prototype of a Pinning machine for wooden furniture. It was designed and developed at the Biomechatronics Research Laboratory, at the Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Guadalajara.

MundoTec Online. Mar. 3, 2014

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Students from the TEC develop prosthesis for feet

La Crónica Newspaper

As a part of the Biomechatronics Research Laboratory at the Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Guadalajara, professors and students developed an ankle-foot prosthesis, which after a year and a half of work was tested with success.

La Crónica. Feb 11, 2014

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Bridge, Car and Catapults

Go-kart sytle car used in the contest, about to cross a bridge at Campus Guadalajara

Students from the Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Guadalajara participated in the Bridge, Car and Catapults contest at the finish of last semester. Here is a summary of the event.

MundoTec Online. Jan 27, 2014

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Mexican expert gives talk on Mechatronics

Professor from the Tecnológico de Monterrey, México, reported current developments in the area and spoke about how organizations should support these pursuits. December 24-30, 2012, Universidad de Talca, Year VII, No. 348
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They will design low-cost prosthesis for ankle and foot

Four bachelor's degree students and a professor from the Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Guadalajara, will work on a project with the support of LIMBS International, the United States non-governmental organization (NGO) focused on providing technological solutions of ultra-economical prostheses for people from countries with a high poverty index. November 6, 2012, SNC | TEC DE MONTERREY / AGENCIA INFORMATIVA / CARLOS GONZÁLEZ
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Mango processor developed in Mexico

Students from the Tecnológico de Monterrey developed a prototype that peels, cuts and removes the bone from mango , which reduces production costs. The Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Guadalajara and the Jalisco State Council of Science and Technology (COECYTJAL) made an alliance for the production of a functional prototype that peels, cuts and removes the bone from mango fruit. This device, which will be available for the food industry, was designed by researchers from the Biomechatronics Research Laboratory and by students from the Mechatronics Engineering program.

Domingo 08 de enero de 2012, Redacción El Universal, 00:29 More information?
Jan 9, 2012 9:43:25 PM.

Rehabilitador de Cadera

Presentan prototipo de robot rehabilitador de caderas El dispositivo para pacientes con lesiones o fracturas de cadera creado por el Laboratorio de Biomecatrónica del Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Guadalajara, aprobó su primera fase luego de ser presentada al Consejo Estatal de Ciencia y Tecnología Jalisco (COECYTJAL), y entra en la etapa de desarrollo de software y experimentación. More information?Jun 17, 2011 5:10:18 PM.

They Apply Technology (Mural)

They apply technology TEC DE MONTERREY. Antonio Vega Rodríguez, student from the Tecnológico de Monterrey, and Joel Huegel, head of the Biomechatronics Research Laboratory, who participated in this project, which has the goal of optimizing the peeling and extraction of pulp from mango fruit say that by doing this at the moment the fruit is cut, freshness of the product can be increased.
Business MURAL p.8 - June 25, 2011.More information?

Sinergia 2010

Sinergia'10 is a Conference aimed at Mechatronics Engineering students which seeks to present different practices and technologies used in the industry.

Reconfigurable Machine Tool

Portal Informativo del Tec de Monterrey. They presented the first reconfigurable machine tool in México.
ITESM News Agency, Jul 6, 2010 3:18:48 p.m. More information?

First Reconfigurable Machine Tool in Mexico

First Reconfigurable Machine Tool in Mexico The Biomechatronics Research Laboratory from the Monterrey Institute of Technology Campus Guadalajara presented the functional prototype of the first Reconfigurable Machine Tool designed and manufactured in Mexico... Read full article (spanish)

Haptics Research Labs

Haptics Research Labs - You can reach other research labs on haptics at the Haptics Symposium Web Page:

"Con H de haptica, con H de Huegel"

"Con H de haptica, con H de Huegel" Publicado en la Revista Mundo Tec #283 pg. 5 el 18 de enero 2010.

"Tocando las estrellas... virtuales"

"Tocando las estrellas... virtuales" Publicado en la Revista Mundo Tec #297 pg. 5 el 3 de mayo 2010.