Welcome to the Applied Biomechanics Laboratory, located at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 10304 Mary Ellen Jones Building.
Our Mission: To preserve independent mobility and prevent falls in our rapidly aging population through scientific, technological, and translational innovation.
Our expertise is in the neuromuscular biomechanics of human movement, with a special emphasis on aging and disease-related mobility impairment. Our primary research seeks to discover the musculoskeletal and sensorimotor adaptations that underlie a loss of independent mobility, and to introduce creative new approaches for preserving walking ability and preventing falls. We use a highly integrative approach that combines quantitative motion analysis and electromyography with dynamic ultrasound imaging, computational simulation, and virtual reality.
We are deeply committed to the training and professional development of our undergraduate students, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and visiting scholars. We appreciate diverse backgrounds and perspectives and believe that they enrich our experiences in and outside of the lab.