Who are we and what do we do?
The Neuromechanics of Mobility (NeuroMob) lab is based in the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering in the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University.
Our mission is to reduce the burden of neurological and musculoskeletal impairments on daily life by improving outcomes after mobility interventions. We investigate how the neural, muscular, and skeletal systems interact for successful mobility and how these interactions are affected due to aging, disease, or injury. These findings influence the development of rehabilitation techniques and assistive/prosthetic device design.
We investigate the neuromuscular control and biomechanics of human movement using interdisciplinary techniques from engineering (e.g., dynamical systems, computational modeling and simulation), biology (e.g., human movement, neuroscience, physiology), and math (e.g., decomposition techniques, machine learning).
The NeuroMob Lab is located on the basement level of the Advanced Engineering Research Building (AERB) on WVU's Evansdale Campus. We have various equipment for human subjects experiments including a Bertec split-belt instrumented treadmill, a Delsys Trigno wireless electromyography system, and Vicon motion capture system. We also have high-performance computers equipped with computational tools such as Matlab, Unreal Engine, and OpenSim.
Advanced Engineering Research Building