Increasing the Visibility of Black Scientists

Kayla Seymore wants to help other Black scientists increase their visibility and numbers in research, labs and other STEM careers where they have been traditionally underrepresented. Seymore, a doctoral student in the UD BIOMS program, is a co-founder of the Black...

You’ve Got A Friend in Me

Khushboo Verma, a doctoral student in biomechanics and movement science, tasted hints of culture shock in her first coffee order on Main Street. Now she gives back as a mentor in the iBuddy peer mentoring program and as president of the Indian Graduate Student...

National Biomechanics Day 2021

National Biomechanics Day may have been virtual this year, but high school students still had the chance to see how research is an important part of biomechanics study that can lead to improvements in healthcare. Read more about the event this year in the UDaily. 

Helping Children Move More Freely

Ahad Behboodi, who graduated from the BIOMS program in 2019 and is a former postdoctoral fellow with UD’s Horn Entrepreneurship program, is leading work to commercialize a promising robotic ankle brace for children with cerebral palsy as a postdoctoral researcher with...

GoBabyGo! Car Gives Gift of Accessibility

A South Dakota publication reported on a project in which college students there adapted a ride-on electric car for a child using the concepts of the GoBabyGo! program, founded at the University of Delaware by Dr. Cole Galloway. A chapter of Go Baby Go! is being...

Advancing Recovery After a Stroke

Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke, and it often leads to long-term disability. UD Professor Jennifer Semrau is delving deeper into a sense called proprioception that is critical to our movement, but is often damaged after a stroke. She is...

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 create a diverse educational and research environment.

What’s New in BIOMS

UD Amputee Clinic Utilizes Interdisciplinary Approach to Deliver Specialized Care to Patients


UD Physical Therapy’s Amputee Clinic aids patients in determining what level of prosthetics they’re eligible for through insurance. Patients are seen by UD physical therapists, prosthetists from Independence Prosthetics-Orthotics, Inc. and a physician from ChristianaCare to formalize objective measures to document their functional level.

UD’s Innovation Health & Design Lab


The primary mission of the Innovation Health & Design Lab in the University of Delaware’s College of Health Sciences is to improve health outcomes and quality of life for various patient populations through design. Led by Martha Hall, the lab’s research starts with patients and empathy, meeting with members of the community to design, develop and test wearables that will enhance patient health and overall wellbeing. Wearables include clothing, wearable technology, protective equipment and rehabilitative or medical devices. Its goal is to design wearables that address the broad spectrum of patients’ needs and to highlight the importance of patient-centered design in health sciences.

Delaware Rehabilitation Institute: Leading National Center for Physical Rehabilitation Research


The Delaware Rehabilitation Institute, directed by Tom Buchanan, finds innovative and improved ways to help people recover from injury and disease by bringing together biologists, clinical scientists, engineers, and policy experts to critically address the issues faced by those with disabilities.

BIOMS Featured Research


University of Delaware Professor Michele Lobo has designed a shirt like no other–the Playskin Lift exoskeleton that helps babies like Sarah move their arms, build their muscles, and ultimately enjoy the kind of freedom and independence that all children crave.