Biomechatronics, Assistive Devices, Gait Engineering, and Rehabilitation Laboratory

S. Tyler Bennett

MS Student – Mechanical Engineering
UW BADGER Lab Member: Sept. 2021 – Now

B.S. – Physics, St. Norbert College

In the BADGER lab, Tyler currently investigates biomechanical effects of exoskeletons during construction activities using XSens inertial measurement units for in field motion capture of construction workers. His first project in the BADGER lab was helping with the initial assembly and software design of the next generation Variable Stiffness Foot (VSF) project. Tyler’s general interests are in robotics, software design, data analytics, and human technology interaction.

Prior to attending UW Madison and joining the lab, Tyler did his undergraduate research in the Atomic and Optical Physics lab at St. Norbert College where he developed a method of using 3D printing to create low cost and accessible tunable diode laser housings for use in research applications. He has also had an internship in the Advanced Materials and Strategic Technology R&D group at Greenheck Fan Corporation where he created custom software tools to facilitate large form factor 3D printing for production and manufacturing.

In his free time, Tyler enjoys downhill skiing, mountain biking, climbing, and finding great food in the Madison area. During the winter and spring, he also volunteers as a National Ski Patroller at Granite Peak in central Wisconsin.