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.