Human Motion Science

Our research focuses on the human musculoskeletal system- a remarkable engineering system that enables movement with natural ease in healthy people with wonderfully coordinated interaction between bones, muscles, ligaments and joints. Yet, its complexity makes it difficult to understand and treat musculoskeletal injuries and diseases. We are interested in the fundamental principles that shape how and why we move the way we do and application of technologies to enhance mobility and overall health.

We apply biomechanical principles to human motion and implement wearable sensor systems with the goal of finding interventions to correct musculoskeletal pathologies and develop new tools and infrastructure for biomedical data integration to drive personalized methods for early detection, intervention, and prevention of movement disorders.

Systems Approach to Studying Musculoskeletal Pathologies:

  • Mechanics- Human motion analysis
  • Structural- novel Imaging techniques
  • Biomarker- biological analysis