Welcome to the Biomechanics Laboratory at East Carolina University. The Biomechanics Laboratory is part of the Department of Kinesiology which operates within the College of Health and Human at ECU. The Laboratory is located in room 332 of the Ward Sports Medicine Building and it has been operational in its current form since 1995. Laboratory members participate in scientific research, university teaching, and university service activities. Please explore our website and please contact us for information about our Lab, our graduate program in biomechanics, or anything else related to the science of human movement. We would love to hear from you and we would be glad to help you.
ECU Biomechanics in the News
Here is a link to a featured article about Zeus. Zeus is a Siberian husky who wears a prosthetic paw. Our very own Robert Brady is working with Dr. Marcellin-Little (NCSU) to use biomechanics motion analysis to analyze Zeus' gait on three different types of paws. Congrats Robert!
Best Paw Forward
Here is a link to a feature article about our Visual Steadiness and Muscle Force Steadiness study. It highlights Katie Reynolds' and Luke Spangler's contributions to Becky Krupenevich's thesis project. This project investigates the relationship between our visual steadiness and muscle force steadiness in old and young adults. Luke and Katie were awarded an Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Award for their work. This project is supervised by Dr. DeVita and is in collaboration with Dr. Nick Murray. Nice work Katie, Luke and Becky!
Vision and Muscle Steadiness
Congratulations to Erica Bell for being an Undergraduate Research and Creativity Activity award winner! Her research study with Dr. Domire is one of 27 research studies being funded at ECU by this program. The purpose of their research study is to compare the differences in stiffness of the plantar fascia in barefoot and traditionally shod runners using ultrasound elastography. Congratuations Erica!
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