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
October 2013 Dr. Darryl Thelen was named a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. In awarding the honor, ASME cited Dr. Thelen's fundamental research in neuromuscular biomechanics and contributing to knowledge on the effects that age, injury, and disease have on musculoskeletal performance.
October 2013 Rachel Lenhart attended the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine meeting in Milwaukee. Rachel presented her research titled "Optimal Patellar Position Varies for Different Walking Postures."
UWNMBL welcomed new lab members! New members include Kevin Biese, Erin Jamar, Krista Marshall, Jack Martin, Eric Simpraphone, Karina Vargas, and Albert Wang. We also welcomed Maria Isabel V. Orselli who is visiting for the semester from Sao Paulo, Brazil. See our members page for their profiles.