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 movmement.
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.
UWNMBL attended ACSM 2013! Laura Chernak, Rachel Lenhart, Jen Sanfilippo and Christa Wille presented their research at the conference, and Dr. Darryl Thelen gave a keynote lecture on musculoskeletal modeling.
Congratulations to May 2013 UWNMBL Graduates: Rachel Lenhart (MS Mechanical Engineering), Tanner Marshall (MS Biomedical Engineering), Taylor Powers (MS Biomedical Engineering), and Dan Volk (BS Mechanical Engineering).