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Karl Zelik – Zelik Lab for Biomechanics & Assistive Technology

Zelik Lab for Biomechanics & Assistive Technology

Karl's blog posts

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Multiple Staff & Postdoc Openings Expected in Early 2021

Research Engineer & Coordinator Position – APPLY HERE Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled, with preferred start date in February or March 2021. This individual will contribute to a variety of multidisciplinary research projects at the intersection of human movement biomechanics and wearable assistive devices (exoskeletons, prostheses, smart clothing, wearables). They…

Posted by on December 18, 2020 in News


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Vanderbilt Spotlight on PhD Student Maura Eveld

https://engineering.vanderbilt.edu/MGSMauraEveld.php

Posted by on December 18, 2020 in News


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Congrats to Dr. Emily Matijevich on Completing her PhD

Dr. Emily Matijevich’s dissertation was entitled Evaluation and Design of Non-Invasive, Wearable Musculoskeletal Monitoring Tools for Research, Occupational and Sport Applications and she published a series of exciting studies on wearable sensor and ultrasound imaging technologies to monitor musculoskeletal dynamics. See Publications page for more info.

Posted by on December 18, 2020 in News


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New Publication: Combining wearable sensor signals, machine learning and biomechanics to estimate tibial bone force and damage during running

Matijevich E. S., Scott, L. R., Volgyesi, P., Derry, K. H., and Zelik, K. E. (2020). Combining wearable sensor signals, machine learning and biomechanics to estimate tibial bone force and damage during running.Human Movement Science, 74, 102690. ARTICLE  –  PREPRINT  –  PRESS RELEASE  – POPULAR PRESS   Highlights • Current wearables do not estimate tissue-level loads on structures inside the body.•…

Posted by on December 1, 2020 in News


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CREATE receives Research-to-Standards award from ASTM Exo Technology Center of Excellence

Vanderbilt CREATE receives Research-to-Standards award from ASTM Exo Technology Center of Excellence to explore Development of a New Exoskeleton Safety Standard for Assessing User FallRisk due to Stumbling. The work builds upon Vanderbilt’s prior research on stumble recovery and prosthetics.  

Posted by on November 30, 2020 in News


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Rachel Teater Recognized for Prosthetics Research in VISE Virtual Research Expo

Rachel won 2nd place out of 44 video presentations at the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering (VISE) Virtual Symposium. Her 8-minute presentation entitled Functional Deficits in Transtibial Prosthesis Users during Common Daily Movements can be freely VIEWED HERE. And additional CREATE Youtube video content is available here.

Posted by on November 18, 2020 in News


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New Publication: Low-Profile Elastic Exosuit Reduces Back Muscle Fatigue

Lamers, E. P., Soltys, J. C., Scherpereel, K. L., Yang, A. J. and Zelik, K. E. (2020). Low-Profile Elastic Exosuit Reduces Back Muscle Fatigue. Scientific Reports, 10 (1), 1-16. ARTICLE  –  PRESS RELEASE  –  POPULAR PRESS   Abstract We investigated the extent to which an un-motorized, low-profile, elastic exosuit reduced the rate of fatigue for six lumbar extensor muscles during leaning….

Posted by on September 30, 2020 in News


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Emily gives webinar on using wearables to monitor and prevent injury risks

Link to webinar recording, part fo the Xsens Virtual Biomechanics Symposium: https://www.xsens.com/watch-webinar/VSB-IMUs-and-deep-learning-to-prevent-injuries

Posted by on September 25, 2020 in News


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Congrats to Dr. Erik Lamers on Completing his PhD

Dr. Lamers’ dissertation was entitled Design, Development and Evaluation of Quasi-Passive Wearable Assistive Devices, and he published a series of impactful studies on lower-limb prosthetics and back-assist exosuits. See Publications page for more info.

Posted by on September 3, 2020 in News


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Congratulations to multiple graduate student fellowship winners

PhD Students David Ziemnicki, Rachel Teater, and Paul Slaughter were all awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. Rachel Teater was also selected for a 1-year NIH T32 entitled ‘Innovative Engineering Research in Surgery and Intervention’ during which she is shadowing an orthopedic surgeon and participating in educational activities to increase her interaction with medical professionals…

Posted by on September 1, 2020 in News