The Department of Biomechanics, located in the Biomechanics Research Building, houses all research conducted by the Nebraska Biomechanics Core Facility and the Center for Research in Human Movement Variability and associated programs. We moved into the building in September of 2013 and have continued to pursue research that helps solve complex biomedical problems and improve quality of life through the development of new treatments and diagnostic tools.
We are organized into four divisions:
Neurophysiology of Gait works toward determining the neurophysiologic basis for gait related problems. Research focuses on the importance of walking for individuals to maintain independence and a higher quality of life and involves Nebraska Biomechanics Building experts in designing technologies to improve mobility.
Neuromuscular Control of Balance and Posture studies the control mechanisms for posture in healthy and unhealthy populations. Researchers focus on changes that occur throughout human development and in response to treatment therapies.
Robotics and Virtual Reality Rehabilitation and Training conducts research utilizing robotics and virtual reality in rehabilitation and training programs to accelerate and improve motor learning.
Neuromuscular and Sensory Systems Assessment and Rehabilitation focuses on the contribution of specific sensory systems to neuromuscular control of human movement. Understanding the sensory systems’ contributions allows for development of interventions the enhance training and neuroplasticity.