Neuromechanics and Neuroscience

The Neuromechanics and Neuroscience Research Group focuses on a comprehensive biomechanical, neuromuscular, motor learning and performance analysis of human movement. The aim of the group is to enhance understanding in biomechanical, behavioral, neural, and cognitive mechanisms underlying human movements and to improve performance and prevent injuries in a variety of populations ranging from recreational, athletic, occupational, geriatric and special populations such as Downs’ syndrome, autism and Parkinson’s’ disease.

Primary Associated Faculty

Associated Doctoral Students

  • Po Lin (Leo) Chen
  • Hunter Derby 
  • Russell Lowell
  • Aaron Griffith
  • Deborah Watson
  • Nate Conner
  • Kristy Gourley

Associated Master's Students

  • Aleigha Nance
  • Morgan Moorehead

Research Emphasis

  • Human Movement Analysis
  • Sport Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Postural Control and Locomotion
  • Biomechanics of Slips, Trips and Falls
  • Fall Prevention
  • Footwear Biomechanics
  • Motor Learning and Behavior in Special Populations
  • Motor performance (e.g., bimanual coordination, manual dexterity)
  • Neural motor cognition
  • Sleep disorders and motor control
  • Applied cognitive psychology