The research in the Biomechanics Lab is focused on reducing the incidence of athletic and fall-related injuries. The specific research areas include:
- Injury prevention
- Performance improvement
- Head impacts
- The association between concussion and lower extremity injury
- Neuromuscular constraints on muscle coordination during postural balance
- Oculomotor control of postural mechanisms
We work with a diverse research population that includes healthy young and older adults as well as athletes of all ages. Clinical populations of interest include individuals with chronic and acute lower extremity injuries, concussion, and neurodegenerative disorders. We partner with sports medicine practitioners, exercise physiologists, physicians, surgeons, engineers, and computer scientists.