Video Archive 2011-2017

Biomechanics of Aussie Rules Football

Australian Rules Football is on the rise in the states, and University of Delaware Ph.D. graduate Amy Arundale will be traveling with the U.S. National team this summer. Amy combines her biomechanics and soccer background to explain the rules of the game along with common injuries in players. Learn more about the United States Australian Football League at

British Journal of Sports Medicine Ph.D. Academy Awards: Jaclyn Caccese

University of Delaware Ph.D. graduate and postdoctoral research fellow, Jaclyn Caccese, is a nominee for the British Journal of Sports Medicine Ph.D. Academy Awards. Caccese investigated head acceleration during purposeful football heading across age and sex and determinants of head impact severity.

Biomechanics Behind the FIFA 11+ Injury Prevention Program

University of Delaware researchers have partnered with the Wilmington University women’s soccer team to study the FIFA 11+ injury prevention program. Amy Arundale, a physical therapist and Ph.D. student in biomechanics and movement science, has been studying collegiate soccer teams pre- and post-season for the past two years.

Blue Hens Showcase Work on National Biomechanics Day

Biomechanics professionals around the world celebrated their science and research on April 6. Graduate students at the University of Delaware opened seven of their research labs at the STAR Health Sciences Complex to 200 local high schoolers for National Biomechanics Day, giving demonstrations of their work, ranging from motion analysis to robotics to concussion research.

Kaminski to Present on Sensor Technology at NATA 2017

Tom Kaminski, University of Delaware professor of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, will be presenting at the 2017 National Athletic Trainers’ Association Clinical Symposia & AT Expo. His feature session on sensor technology will take place at 9:45 a.m. on June 28 in Houston, Texas.

ACL rehab enhanced with motion capture, EMG

With the use of EMG and motion capture technology, Jacob Capin is studying how the athletes move and walk, and how to better rehabilitate them after ACL injury and reconstruction. Capin is a physical therapist and Ph.D. student in Biomechanics & Movement Science at the University of Delaware College of Health Sciences.

Harness System Offers Vocational Rehab to Adults at GoBabyGo Cafe

The GoBabyGo Cafe at the University of Delaware’s Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus utilizes a harness system to enable adults with brain injuries to get vocational rehabilitation.

Amputee Athlete, Fitness Blogger Strives to Share His Elite Fitness Goals

Biomechanics graduate student at the University of Delaware, personal trainer and amputee athlete Travis Pollen did not take blogging seriously until he realized what a difference he could make by sharing his knowledge of and passion for fitness. The “Fitness Pollenator” continues to set high goals for himself, competing in events like the Working Wounded Games.

UD Researcher Helps Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor Using Harness System

Corey Beattie suffered a traumatic brain injury following a violent car crash in the fall of 2010. Now the 23-year-old is working with University of Delaware researcher Cole Galloway and others using a cutting-edge harness system.

GoBabyGo Creates FUNctional Fashion for Special Needs Children

A new FUNctional Fashion course taught by Martha Hall in spring 2015 challenged senior Fashion & Apparel Studies students with creating garments for children with special needs. SewBabySew, in partnership with researchers Michele Lobo and Cole Galloway in the University of Delaware’s GoBabyGo program, is creating wearable technology in which assistive devices are embedded in clothing and garments are adapted for children with particular needs. This semester’s course culminated in a fashion show for the children to show off their new clothes, including a jacket with ninja hoodie and a princess dress.

Mobility Challenge teaches respect for basic human right of movement

The inaugural Mobility Challenge at the University of Delaware called for participants to strap their arms down and go through the day learning to appreciate the basic human right of movement and mobility. The day culminated in field games on the North Green.

Motion analysis helping pediatric surgeons

Researchers at the University of Delaware are teaming with doctors at Shriners Hospital for Children in Philadelphia to shed light on an injury called brachial plexus birth palsy. Using motion analysis software, they hope to give doctors a look inside patients so they can create better treatments.

Brachial plexus birth palsy occurs in about four out of every 1,000 births, affecting nerve roots in the cervical spine, impacting muscle function in the shoulder and the arm. Most children recover on their own, but about 30 percent are left with lifelong deficits in arm function that require therapy or surgery. The most severe brachial plexus injuries can cause complete paralysis of the arm.

The answer to a key question has eluded researchers trying to understand exactly what is going on in the musculoskeletal systems of children with BPBP: Where is the shoulder blade at any given moment, and what is it doing? This information would provide valuable insight into a child’s specific defects and enable treatments to be tailored to individual patients, as the location and extent of damage to the nerves and muscles vary from one person to another.

A research team from UD’s BIOMS (Biomechanics and Movement Science) program has taken a systematic approach to filling this gap. If they’re successful, it may someday be possible for surgeons to use the UD simulation to explore what will happen if they move a tendon from one point to another in an individual patient. individual patient.

Special thanks to Shriners Hospital for Children in Philadelphia.

Babies, Start Your Engines

Toy ride-on cars provide mobility and sociability to kids with disabilities Cole Galloway, physical therapy professor at the University of Delaware, is adapting off-the-shelf ride-on cars to enable children with limited mobility to explore their world and make friends.

Ice Skating + Math = Gold Medals?

Scientists and Olympic figure skaters are conspiring to earn gold medals. A program at the University of Delaware records and analyzes figure skaters’ movements to see how they can improve their jumps. Using mathematical models and knowledge of physiology, scientists believe they can possibly perfect Olympic skaters’ moves.

Delaware Rehabilitation Institute

The Delaware Rehabilitation Institute 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. This video gives an overview of the work done by DRI. DRI’s website: