The UW Neuromuscular Biomechanics Laboratory conducts research on the biomechanics and neuromuscular coordination of human movement, with applications in orthopedics and rehabilitation. Our experimental facilities include capabilities to record three dimensional kinematics, kinetics and dynamic images during movement. Computer simulations are used to characterize musculotendon dynamics, estimate internal loadings and test principles guiding movement control. The overall goal of the research is to establish a scientific basis for the clinical treatment and prevention of impairments that limit locomotor performance.

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Recent Lab News
September 2014
UWNMBL welcomes new lab members! New members include graduate student Mike Vignos, and undergraduates Brett Parendo, and Erik Crook.
August 2014
UWNMBL presented at Saturday Science at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery! Members of the community were able to learn about "The Biomechanics of Aging" through an interactive display and by talking with lab members. Special thanks to Jason Franz and Carrie Francis for their hard work. You can find more information on Saturday Science at Discovery here.

July 2014
Rachel Lenhart was awarded an NIH F30 Pre-Doctoral Fellowship from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases! Her work will investigate the effects of surgery on knee mechanics in children with crouch gait.
Email to: Darryl Thelen Last Updated: 9/18/2014