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Our mission in the Comparative Neuromechanics Laboratory is to develop and test unifying principles that describe the control of human movement. In particular, we use a comparative approach to answer basic questions that can be applied across many different species. This broad approach allows us to better distinguish fundamental mechanisms that address the interaction between physics and physiology during movement. We are also dedicated to translating our basic discoveries into practice by providing solutions to advance modern rehabilitative therapies for disabilities.


Our lab utilizes a combination of human and comparative research to better understand basic principles of locomotion and apply these insights to pathological and healthy locomotion. The use of well-controlled studies have allowed the development of new ideas for control principles and also inspire the design of engineered systems and new devices to further our research goals. We integrate concepts and tools from comparative biomechanics, neurophysiology, and computational neuroscience. Check out our research page to learn more!