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
June 2015 Dr. Darryl Thelen and Colin Smith attended the Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering, and Biotransport Conference in Snowbird, Utah. Colin presented his work on "The Influence of Cartilage Morphology and Elasticity on TibioFemoral Contact Pressures During Walking."
June 2015 Dr. Darryl Thelen was recently named a Harvey D. Spangler Professor in the College of Engineering. Darryl was one of three professors in the College to be named to this chaired position. Congrats Dr. Thelen!
Congratulations to May 2015 UWNMBL Graduates: Christa Wille (Doctor of Physical Therapy), Michael Schmidt (MS Biomedical Engineering), Megan Courtney (BS Biomedical Engineering), Erik Crook (BS Mechanical Engineering), and Brett Parendo (BS Mechanical Engineering).