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
September 2019
Sara Harper was awarded the ICTR fellowship to test a field-based wearable device to monitor tendon stress among athletes after ACL reconstruction surgery and inform clinical decisions about return to sport. Congratulations, Sara!

August 2019
UWNMBL welcomes postdoctoral fellow Stephanie Cone to the research team. Stephanie recently graduated with her PhD in Biomedical Engineering from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina. Her research interests are in understanding the natural changes in structure, function, and composition of musculoskeletal soft tissues during childhood and adolescent growth in order to improve outcomes for clinical interventions in pediatric patients.

August 2019
The Lab attended and presented at the 2019 International Society of Biomechanics Congress in Calgary, Canada.

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