Pioneering the study of motion.
Biomechanics is the study of the forces that act on a body and the effects they produce. It is an intersection of biology, physiology, anatomy, physics, mathematics, and chemistry to solve difficult problems in medicine and health.
It is natural to think that we should strive for perfection in all things. However, when it comes to human movement that is not always the case. Variation is not only essential and beneficial, but it is truly the spice of life.
From Basketball to Biomechanics: Researcher Kota Takahashi brings expertise on
powered ankle exoskeleton to UNO.
New for 2016: Earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomechanics
Join us for the 2016 Annual Human Movement Variability Conference, featuring the Barry T. Bates Keynote Speaker, Dr. Andreas Daffertshofer, VU University Amsterdam
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A new NIH grant, worth $425,000, will fund biomechanics research with a large potential impact on those who use prostheses to get around. This grant is the first since a record-setting $10.1 million award last year.
Our mission is to provide a new understanding of the dynamical aspects of human movement via multidisciplinary approaches. In particular, we aim to achieve the following specific objectives:
1. Quantitatively characterize the complex behavior in healthy and abnormal movement patterns via innovative analyses.
2. Educate and train students, clinicians, and basic scientists so that they may apply concepts of human movement variability in their careers as educators and researchers.
3. Improve our understanding of basic healthy and abnormal movement patterns using an interdisciplinary approach in clinically oriented research.
4. Develop new diagnostic & prognostic tests and related biotechnology for a variety of movement disorders and aging.
5. Provide biomechanically related services to interested parties as well as to University and community partners.
6. Participate in community outreach activities that involve biomechanically related educational opportunities.
- The vision of the department is to advance research and scholarship at the University of Nebraska. In doing so, the department will establish a global reputation as an outstanding academic environment that shapes the future of healthcare by solving complex biomedical problems and improving quality of life through the development of new diagnostic and treatment strategies. These strategies will be based on innovations arising from collaborative research in areas such as biosciences, biotechnology, biomedical engineering, prosthetics, and nonlinear mathematics.