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
Congratulations to Rachel Lenhart, who successfully defended her PhD Thesis in Biomedical Engineering. Her work was titled "Influence of Surgery on Musculoskeletal Mechanics in Children with Crouch Gait."
UWNMBL participated in Engineering Expo 2015. Our exhibit, Engineering the Superhuman, won second place in the Mixed Group Category. Good work everyone!
Congratulations to Colin Smith, who received a Summer Grant from the Whitaker International Program. He will be traveling to Leuven, Belgium to work with Dr. Ilse Jonkers on "Development of Rehabilitation Protocol after Cartilage Lesions using Multiscale Musculoskeletal Modeling."