The Biomechanics of Human Mobility Laboratory is home to a team of innovative researchers who aim to improve people's quality of life by studying how balance, mobility, and joint mechanics interact with disease state, occupational exposures, environment, and aging.
Our research focuses on two main themes:
- Knee mechanics and osteoarthritis
- Occupational biomechanics
We use a variety of biomechanical tools to study the mechanics of human movement. The laboratory infrastructure includes a suite of six optoelectronic motion capture camera banks (Optotrak, Northern Digital Inc.), force plates, wireless Electromyography (EMG), accelerometers, and exercise machines.
Our graduate student researchers will soon be starting a number of exciting research studies which can be viewed on our projects page. Each study will list the principle investigator, who you can contact to find out more and to see if you are eligible. To join our participant pool for future projects, please complete our volunteer form.
By participating in our research you will be making an important contribution to our efforts to better understand the biomechanics of human mobility.
The BOHM lab is happy to congratulate Dr. David Kingston for convocating on June 11th, 2019.
The BOHM lab attended the Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) 2019 World Congress held in Toronto, ON. MSc student Natasha Ivanochko and PhD candidate Annemarie Laudanski both had poster presentations.
The BOHM lab has a new publication! MSc student Tyler Chuang was the first author of "Comparing functional dynamic normalization methods to maximal voluntary isometric contractions for lower limb EMG from walking, cycling and running" published in JEK.