KAAP Presents at SFN 2018

The University of Delaware’s CoBaL lab, under the direction of Dr. John Jeka, recently traveled to Neuroscience 2018, SfN‘s Annual Meeting, to present their work on balance control during walking. Pictured from L to R: Hendrik Reimann, David Grenet, Fernando...

CoBal Lab Recognized by Qualisys

Qualisys, a motion capture company based in Sweden, named the University of Delaware’s CoBal Lab, run by Dr. John Jeka, its User of the Month for October. Dr. John Jeka, Chair of the Department of Kinesiology & Applied Physiology, is internationally recognized for his...

KINARM Robotic Exoskeleton

Dr. Jennifer Semrau, Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology & Applied Physiology, installs a KINARM robotic exoskeleton for the assessment and treatment of sensorimotor upper limb impairment in her new lab in STAR Tower.

Biokinetics Association of South Africa

Dr. Thomas Kaminski, Professor in the Department of Kinesiology & Applied Physiology, delivered two presentations at the Biokinetics Association of South Africa meeting in Port Elizabeth, South Africa on Oct 4-6 2018.

Thomas Kaminski Receives Distinguished Alumnus Award

Dr. Thomas Kaminski received the Distinguished Alumnus Award on behalf of the Marietta College Alumni Association (MCAA). He joins a long line of other Marietta College alumni whose achievements have been recognized for more than 25 years.

Welcome to the Biomechanics and Movement Sciences Interdisciplinary Program

The mission of the Interdisciplinary Program in Biomechanics & Movement Science (BIOMS) is to advance the understanding of complex human systems through interaction of experts who cross traditional divisions of academic study. We strive to train outstanding researchers who will contribute to the advancement of health science through translational and interdisciplinary research. Research findings are disseminated through peer reviewed publications in high impact journals and presentations at national and international conferences. The BIOMS program comprises faculty from the Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Engineering, and Health Sciences who use an interdisciplinary approach to research and graduate education. 

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

I chose UD because of the interdisciplinary focus of the BIOMS program and the research expertise of the faculty, as well as the opportunity to serve as a teaching assistant for undergraduate courses.

I found all of the courses to be relevant to the development and progression of my dissertation project!

Alum, Andrea Di Trani

What’s New in BIOMS

Interest in head impacts in sports puts UD research front and center

The NFL. The NCAA. U.S. Soccer. The news media. Hollywood. The topic of concussions in sports has reached an unprecedented fervor and the University of Delaware’s concussion research team, led by Tom Kaminski and Thomas Buckley, is conducting research that puts UD front and center. More

Professor invites patients to ‘Physical Activity Party

The University of Delaware’s Daniel White wants people to think about the entire physical activity spectrum, from dancing to going on a walk to playing Pokémon Go. Weight control, reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, stronger bones, stronger muscles, improved mood – the benefits of physical activity are many, yet it is the most underutilized intervention by health professionals, which is somewhat surprising.

DRI is the leading national center for physical rehabilitation research

Tom Buchanan is director of the Delaware Rehabilitation Institute, which brings together faculty across the UD campus to study physical rehabilitation. His work in biomechanics has applications to osteoarthritis, stroke and sports medicine.

BIOMS Featured Research

A study at the University of Delaware is focused on teaching proper heading technique – along with neck and torso strengthening – to youth soccer players with the goal of decreasing risk of concussions. Tom Kaminski, director of Athletic Training education at UD, and Ph.D. student Victoria Wahlquist check on players throughout the season at practices and games to see how much they’re heading the ball and how heading is being coached.

The Brain Injury Association of Delaware offers grants through BrainStrong, a program to support the prevention of youth concussions. $2,500 in grant funds have enabled UD researchers to do significant pilot projects that are producing useful data for larger study. Visit https://www.chs.udel.edu/ for more info.