Who are we and what do we do?

The Neuromechanics of Mobility (NeuroMob) lab is based in the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineeringin 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. 

Research Techniques

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). 


Facilities

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 split-belt instrumented treadmill from Bertec, Corp., a 32-channel Trigno wireless electromyography system from Delsys, Inc., and Vicon motion capture system. We also have high-performance computers equipped with computational tools such as Matlab, SIMM, and OpenSim.