FEBURARY 2024 Lab Construction Tour

A group of people touring the new lab space for HFI currently under construction
Lab tour of new space. About four months to move in!


We are delighted to announce the upcoming launch of our advanced laboratory, dedicated to pioneering research and advancements in socially responsible innovations in prosthetics, robotics and gaming.

Located at Case Western Reserve University, our laboratory will replace the entire 22,568-square-foot third floor of the former BioEnterprise building.

Computer rendering of potential new lab space
Interior rendering of the Human Fusions Institute on the renovated third floor of the former BioEnterprise building, 11000 Cedar Ave. (Bostwick).


Under the guidance of Professor Dustin Tyler, the Biomedical Engineering department at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) is embarking on a unifying endeavor. The Human Fusions Institute (HFI) aims to bring together various laboratory workshops, offices, meeting spaces, and collaboration areas that are currently dispersed across different locations on CWRU's campus, and potentially even from other parts of the country. This ambitious project also involves researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles,Cleveland State University and the University of Houston.

Located at CWRU's Wickenden Building on 2071 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., the lab will serve as the central hub for these interdisciplinary activities. With a budget of $5.93 million, the renovation work required to create this cohesive space is underway, fostering an environment conducive to innovation, research, and collaboration.

A floorplan of the proposed new Human Fusions Lab space


Axiometric view of the third-floor layout of 11000 Cedar Ave. which will become the new home of the Human Fusions Institute and unite its research and incubation programs under one roof. This view is looking westerly from Cedar (Bostwick).


The research institute will receive various specialized program components. These components include a large robotics test arena, an advanced technology presentation space, a water tank for testing submersible devices, audiovisual and security system upgrades, and other features. However, the purpose extends beyond consolidating the research into a well-equipped facility.



Interior shot of lab construction for the new HFI lab