Our lab aims to understand the neural and musculoskeletal mechanisms that underlie healthy and diseased movement. We use a highly integrative approach that combines novel experimental tools with computer modelling and simulation techniques.

State-of-the-art research methods and approaches used in our lab include:

  • muscle and tendon imaging (including elastography, ultrasound, and MRI)
  • surface, fine wire and high density electromyography
  • movement and gait analysis
  • kinetic analysis
  • biomechanics
  • sensor technologies
  • wearable robotic devices (exoskeletons)

We can use information from these measurement tools to:

  1. discover fundamental mechanisms between the form and function of the neuro-musculoskeletal system, in both health and disease.
  2. Inform the optimal design of wearable assistive technologies (exoskeletons and prosthetics) capable of augmenting or restoring mobility
  3. Assess the influence of targeted interventions (exercise or technology based)