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...

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.

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...

Beat Stress and Parkinson’s Disease with Exercise

In healthy cells, there is a balance between the production of free radicals called reactive oxygen species (ROS) and the antioxidants that neutralize them. Oxidative stress occurs when there is an increase in the number of ROS compared to antioxidants. Psychological...

UD Launches a Registry for PD Research

The University of Delaware Participant Recruitment Registry for Parkinson’s Disease Research is a new database for those who have a Parkinson’s disease (PD) diagnosis and are interested in enrolling in PD research studies conducted at the University of Delaware (UD)....

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.