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 2020
Check out this 2-minute video introducing the new chair of Mechanical Engineering, Darryl Thelen, and showing some great views of campus! The department is lucky to have you, Darryl!

August 2020
Excited to announce our most recent publication: 'Wearable Tendon Kinetics' in Sensors! Check it out here. Congrats on a great paper Sara Harper, Rebecca Roembke, John Zunker, Darryl Thelen and Peter Adamczyk!

August 2020
UNNMBL members presented their work at the vASB 2020 Conference: Dylan Schmitz, Anahid Ebrahimi, Stephanie Cone, Sara Harper, Jon Blank, and Eli Dawson. Congrats team!

June 2020
New UWNMBL paper on age-related changes in triceps surae work across walking speeds. Congrats Anahid Ebrahimi, Jack Martin, Dylan Schmitz, and Darryl Thelen on the recent acceptance in Frontiers in Sport and Active Living!

May 2020
New paper on finding lower tendon stress in older adults using shear wave tensiometry has been published in Experimental Gerontology. Check it out here! Congrats Anahid Ebrahimi, Isaac Loegering, Jack Martin, Robin Pomeroy, Josh Roth, and Darryl Thelen

April 2020
Darryl Thelen, Jack Martin, Matthew Allen, Daniel Segalman, and Laura Slane received a United States Patent for the development of a new device and technique for dynamically, noninvasively and accurately measuring longitudinal stress in tendons, muscles and ligaments in vivo. The development of this technology was supported by WARF Accelerator. Congratulations Team! New Technology for Measuring Stress in Tendons, Ligaments and Muscles

Email to: Darryl Thelen