Jim Lipsey

Jim Lipsey, MS, PE

Engineering Manager, Mechatronics Team
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About Me

Mr. Lipsey is the Engineering Manager for the Mechatronics Team at the Center for Bionic Medicine (CBM) at RIC, and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Illinois. He has sixteen years experience developing complex electromechanical systems, both in industry and academic settings. He has worked extensively in developing medical devices, consumer products, and industrial power tools. Mr. Lipsey leads a team of engineers within the Center for Bionic Medicine tasked with the development of novel, electromechancical technologies intended for research and commercialization. 


Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

355 East Erie

Chicago, IL 60611

Education & Training



    1990 - 1994
    Mechanical Engineering, Vanderbilt University
    1996 - 1998
    Mechanical Engineering, Vanderbilt University

Honors & Awards

  • Graduate Student Research Program Fellowship
    NASA, 1996 - 1998

Selected Patents

  • System and architecture for providing a modular intelligent assist system
    7120508, 2004
  • Hub for a modular intelligent assist system
    6907317, 2005
  • Cashbox security mechanism and gaming machines with a cashbox security mechanism
    8419550, 2013

Research Interests

  • Design and control of upper and lower limb myoelectric prostheses
  • Development of novel mobility devices
  • Development of implantable medical devices