Co-Director, Biomechanics Lab
Phone: (619) 594-1917
Office: ENS 316
Lab: ENS Annex 001A
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- Postdoc, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UCSD, 2016
- Postdoc, Department of Biomedical Physiology & Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, 2013
- Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2009
- M.S. Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2006
- B. S. Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2004
My research focuses on the biomechanics and control of locomotion and development of movement health sensing technologies. I aim to apply this knowledge toward rehabilitation strategies for improved balance and mobility with aging. I am interested in questions like: Why does balance ability worsen with age? How can we reduce the risk of falls in older adults while allowing them to stay active? To address these questions, I use virtual reality and force fields to perturb subjects and assess walking function. I am also developing and testing next generation muscle health, metabolic cost, and balance measurement systems for diagnosing the multifactorial causes of age-associated mobility decline.
- For an up to date publications list see Google Scholar.