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
April 2018
The UW NMBL, led by Jack Martin and Darryl Thelen, published "Gauging Force by Tapping Tendons" in Nature Communications. The article describes an exciting new technology, shear wave tensiometry, that can track tendon loading during dynamic movement such as walking and running. In addition to the open access paper, please see this video describing the technology.

April 2018
UWNMBL welcomes postdoctoral fellow Ana Ebrahimi to the research team. Ana recently graduated with her PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of Delaware. Her research interests are in understanding the mechanics of how humans walk with a gait disorder, such as Cerebral Palsy.

March 2018
UWNMBL welcomes research specialist Robin Pomeroy to the research team. Robin previously earned her MS in kinesiology at UW-Milwaukee and worked at Shriner's Hospital in Sacramento prior to moving to Madison.

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Email to: Darryl Thelen Last Updated: 6/27/2017