James H. Clark Professor of Bioengineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Orthopaedic Surgery
My work is focused on developing technologies that advance rehabiliation science. Early in my career, working at the Rehabilitation R&D Center at the Palo Alto VA and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, I developed a deep appreciation for the need to create better scientific methods to advance rehabilitation research. Over the past 30 years, my colleagues and I have created computational methods to model the dynamics of the musculoskeletal system and simulate human and animal movement. Our models and software developed in my lab (SIMM and OpenSim) are now widely used by researchers around the world; we have created an infrastructure for sharing the related models, data, and software (SimTK); and we have established an international collaboration involving thousands of reseachers dedicated to addressing fundamental questions in movement science and developing new therapies for individuals with mobility limitations. In addition to our theortical work described above, I have performed extensive experimental work to characterize muscle performance in humans and in animial models of human diseases. I have co-founded six health technology companies to make products for the broader community.
Monday, September 27, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM ET