Current projects

Simulated Childcare Laboratory Setup

PhD thesis - Annemarie Laudanski

This project aims to develop a monitoring system for high knee flexion postures within childcare settings based on movement (IMU) and muscle activity (EMG) data collected during simulated childcare related tasks within a laboratory setting.

Completed projects

sagittal view of individual performing a flatfoot squat

PhD thesis - Annemarie Laudanski

This project aims to develop a monitoring system for high knee flexion postures within occupational settings based on IMU and EMG data collected during simulated childcare postures within a laboratory setting. The developed system's sensitivity to muscle fatigue and load variability will additionally be explored.  

posterior thigh musculature with fine-wire emg

PhD thesis - David Kingston

This project aims to: 1) determine if deep muscles can be represented by proximal surface locations and 2) test the reliability of pressure measurement to a previous study during high flexion kneeling.

Participant at address to swing golf club

MSc thesis - Dustin Maier

This project aimed to quantify the effects of different clubs and swing speeds on the knee joint for the current (modern) golf swing.

Participant standing with attached equipment

 PhD thesis - David Kingston

This project quantified the magnitude and location of pressure between the thigh and shank segments during high flexion kneeling. Data collection is complete and results of the study have been published in the Journal of Biomechanics.

Participant at end range of knee flexion during squat with weighted crate

KIN 431/432 - Jordan Berry/David Kingston

This project aims to identify muscle synergies underlying lower limb activation patterns to provide insight into neuromechanical strategy.

Projects by status