Neuromechanics Research Laboratory

Our lab studies the interaction between neurologic and biomechanical aspects of injury proneness. Most common neuromusculoskeletal injuries are caused by brief errors in judgment or interuption of coordination. This momentary loss of situational awareness can be studied by measuring how the brain controls protective muscle tone/stiffness. Life often requires focused attention and split-second decisions to avoid unintentional injuries so applying our results to prevention and rehabilitation programs will help mitigate future accidents.

Director: Charles Buz Swanik