The Functional Biomechanics Laboratory improves mobility in impaired populations through targeted rehabilitation programs and device interventions.
We investigate whole-body biomechanics with experimental and computational approaches. We use gait analysis techniques including motion capture, ground reaction force measurement and electromyography to quantify walking mechanics. We combine these efforts with detailed musculoskeletal models to generate forward dynamics simulations. Through these methods, we can determine the biomechanical effects of physical therapy, pharmaceutical and device interventions. We use this information to optimize interventions for individual patients.
The FBL is in Brown Hall on the CSM campus. We use: