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
November 2014
Samuel Acuña attended the Opportunities in Engineering Annual Conference at UW-Madison, sponsored by the Graduate Engineering Research Scholars. He presented his work entitled "Modeling Based Analysis of Trapezial-Metacarpal Joint to Reduce Osteoarthritis."

November 2014
UWNMBL participated in Expanding Your Horizons, a program meant to help middle school girls explore careers in math and science. More information about Expanding Your Horizons can be found here.
October 2014
Badger Athletic Performance presented at the Wisconsin Science Festival hosted by the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery on October 19th. The presentation focused on the kinetics of running and jumping.
Email to: Darryl Thelen Last Updated: 11/20/2014