Faculty & Staff
Jorge Mario Zuniga
Dr. Jorge M. Zuniga received a Master of Science degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is a member of The Association of Children’s Prosthetic-Orthotic Clinics and the American College of Sports Medicine. He is currently an assistant professor of Biomechanics at the Division of Biomechanics in the Biomechanics Research Building at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. His main research interests include evaluation of muscle function, neurophysiology, and development of low-cost 3D printed prosthetics. Dr. Zuniga research team focuses in the development and testing of 3D printed prosthetic, orthotic & assistive devices for children. Dr. Zuniga has authored and co-authored over 70 manuscripts published in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
Research and Creative Interests
Neurophysiology, 3D Printing, 3D modeling, anatomical modeling
Our mission is to create customized low-cost prosthetic and orthotic solutions for underserved populations and provide technical support to educational and medical institutions desiring to offer low-cost devices using 3D printing technology.
Our long-term goal is to develop a line of visually appealing, easy to assemble, low-cost 3D printed prosthetic and orthotic devices for children with upper and lower limb differences. The aim is to facilitate the promotion of normal growth and development of motor skills by encouraging active participation in sports and other recreational activities.
Ph D - Exercise Physiology - Statistics and engineering
University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Lincoln, Nebraska) 2011
MS - Exercise Science - Exercise Physiology
University of Nebraska at Omaha (Omaha, Nebraska) 2007
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