Luis Nolasco, a Masters student in Kinesiology, received the Rackham Merit Fellowship. The award is for graduate students with diverse backgrounds and educational experiences to help sustain their academic excellence. Congratulations Luis!
Ph.D. student Jeffrey Cowley's paper "Proximal and Distal Muscle Fatigue Differentially Affect Movement Coordination" was published in PLOS ONE. This study identified significant movement changes in trunk, shoulder, and elbow kinematics after proximal (shoulder) muscle fatigue during repetitive movement. Click here to read the full paper. Congrats Jeff!
PhD student, Susannah Engdahl and Director, Deanna Gates were recently featured on the Big10 network for their work evaluating upper limb prostheses. See the full story here: VIDEO
The University of Michigan News published an article about the research the Rehabilitation Biomechanics Laboratory is conducting along with an interview of the lab director Dr. Gates. The article provides insight into the many projects the lab has underway including the research funded by The Department of Defense. Click here
to view the full article and discover what the Rehab Lab is all about!
Susannah's personal experience with prosthetic use and her passion for improving current technologies is featured in a story on the University of Michigan's website. The story explains Susannah's use of prosthetics in her life and her area of research. Click here
to read the full story!
Audra Davidson, a 2016 Movement Science Honors graduate, recently completed her honors thesis and presented her research at the graduation expo. Audra has been a research assistant in the Rehabilitation Biomechanics Lab since 2014 and has been a part of various research projects. Her presentation at the graduation expo highlighted her latest project which assesses activity levels and community integration of people with lower limb amputation. Congratulations to Audra on all of her accomplishments!
Luis Nolasco was accepted to the Clinical Research Summer Program through MICHR. This program is designed to introduce students in professional degree programs to clinical research early in their course of study. In this 10-week program, students from the schools of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, social work, biomedical engineering, public health & kinesiology are exposed to key elements
in clinical research through individualized and team-based learning experiences. Congrats to Luis!
Recently Dr. Deanna Gates was interviewed for a feature on FabLabTV. The program inspires young females to get involved with science, math, and engineering. The show prides itself on finding the various ways science, tech, and innovation are making the world a better place, and they selected the Rehabilitation Biomechanics Lab to do a story on! Here is a link to the FabLabTV website
and click here
for a direct link to the video featuring Dr. Gates.
Amplitude magazine provides valuable and unbiased news, information, and resources for amputees who want to live more fully, as well as articles and information relevant to their families and their caregivers. Susannah is one of three individuals with limb loss to share their story in this article. It is titled "What Does Thriving Look Like?" and highlights Susannah's personal journey and what thriving in life means to her. Check out the story here
, her feature is on page 24.
Jeff's paper discusses whether an advanced prosthesis with active compound wrist control will improve the quality of upper limb movements compared to a conventional prosthesis. Congratulations Jeff! Click here
to read the full text in POI.