2006.10.04 > For Immediate Release
contact: Becky Bohan Brown - University Affairs
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KU Professor to Present Low Back Pain Lecture Oct. 13
Omaha - Sara Wilson, a professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Kansas, will present "Sense and Stability in the Lumbar Spine: An engineer's perspective on low back pain" Friday, Oct. 13, at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO).
Her talk will begin at 1 p.m. in Room 200 of the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building. The event, hosted by the HPER Biomechanics Laboratory, is free and open to the public. All interested members of the campus community are invited to attend.
Wilson teaches in the areas of biomechanical systems and the dynamics of control systems. She leads the Human Motion Control Laboratory within the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Kansas. She currently has received grants from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, and the Whitaker Foundation.
Her Oct. 13 presentation will focus on how humans control and stabilize motion, and the dynamic behavior of the human body in regard to low back pain.
"One example of her research focuses on how jobs that have a lot of vibration, such as truck driving, can alter the body's control system sensors," said Lisa Holst, project assistant for the HPER Biomechanics Laboratory. "If the body's sense of where the back is at - in relation to objects around it - is altered, that person becomes prone to low back pain. Solutions to this problem are the subject of some of Dr. Wilson's research."
For more information, contact Holst at (402) 554-3075 or email@example.com.
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