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News – Zelik Lab for Biomechanics & Assistive Technology

Zelik Lab for Biomechanics & Assistive Technology

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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...... KEEP READING

Posted on Friday, December 18th, 2020 in News | Comments Off on Multiple Staff & Postdoc Openings Expected in Early 2021


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Vanderbilt Spotlight on PhD Student Maura Eveld

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

Posted on Friday, December 18th, 2020 in News | Comments Off on Vanderbilt Spotlight on PhD Student Maura Eveld


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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.... KEEP READING

Posted on Friday, December 18th, 2020 in News | Comments Off on Congrats to Dr. Emily Matijevich on Completing her PhD


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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.•...... KEEP READING

Posted on Tuesday, December 1st, 2020 in News | Comments Off on New Publication: Combining wearable sensor signals, machine learning and biomechanics to estimate tibial bone force and damage during running


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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.  ... KEEP READING

Posted on Monday, November 30th, 2020 in News | Comments Off on CREATE receives Research-to-Standards award from ASTM Exo Technology Center of Excellence


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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.... KEEP READING

Posted on Wednesday, November 18th, 2020 in News | Comments Off on Rachel Teater Recognized for Prosthetics Research in VISE Virtual Research Expo


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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....... KEEP READING

Posted on Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 in News | Comments Off on New Publication: Low-Profile Elastic Exosuit Reduces Back Muscle Fatigue


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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... KEEP READING

Posted on Friday, September 25th, 2020 in News | Comments Off on Emily gives webinar on using wearables to monitor and prevent injury risks


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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.... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 in News | Comments Off on Congrats to Dr. Erik Lamers on Completing his PhD


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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...... KEEP READING

Posted on Tuesday, September 1st, 2020 in News | Comments Off on Congratulations to multiple graduate student fellowship winners


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New Job Openings: (1) Postdoc in Robotic Controls & (2) Staff Engineer in Mechanical Design/Innovation

Excited to announce two new job openings in the Zelik lab. Postdoc Position Details Status: This position has been filled The Center for Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology (CREATE) at Vanderbilt University is looking for an engineering post-doctoral researcher to work on projects involving biomechanics, powered prosthetics, exoskeletons and exosuits. This role will focus on...... KEEP READING

Posted on Friday, July 31st, 2020 in News | Comments Off on New Job Openings: (1) Postdoc in Robotic Controls & (2) Staff Engineer in Mechanical Design/Innovation


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We’re excited to participate in the Virtual American Society of Biomechanics Conference

The Zelik Lab is excited to participate in vASB 2020! Lab members will be presenting on a range of topics, including powered ankle and knee prostheses, new wearable sensor technology and movement asymmetries in healthy and patient populations. Prof. Zelik will also be participating in a roundtable discussion for students on the topic of Bridging Academia...... KEEP READING

Posted on Friday, July 31st, 2020 in News | Comments Off on We’re excited to participate in the Virtual American Society of Biomechanics Conference


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Congratulations to Zelik Lab graduates, and welcome to new incoming lab members

Congrats to all the BS and MS students who graduated this year, including Zelik Lab research assistants: Sara Tsai, Kendall Derry, John Kerr, Justin Cruz, Tristan Gilbert, Jonathan Powles, Olivia Cook and Jacob Rogatinsky. We’ve appreciated and valued your involvement and contributions in the Lab. We’re wishing you all the best! We are also sad to see...... KEEP READING

Posted on Wednesday, July 15th, 2020 in News | Comments Off on Congratulations to Zelik Lab graduates, and welcome to new incoming lab members


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Congrats to Emily Matijevich for passing her PhD Qualifier Exam

Dissertation Proposal Title: Evaluation and Design of Non-Invasive, Wearable Musculoskeletal Monitoring Tools for Research, Occupational and Sport  Applications... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, July 9th, 2020 in News | Comments Off on Congrats to Emily Matijevich for passing her PhD Qualifier Exam


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Prof. Zelik presents at Science & Entertainment Exchange event (a program of the National Academy of Sciences)

Prof. Zelik participated in the first virtual “Science Speed Dating” (Quick Pitch) event hosted by the Science and Entertainment Exchange (a program of the National Academy of Sciences). Video recording link: http://scienceandentertainmentexchange.org/blog/rsvp-for-virtual-science-speed-dating-no-actual-dating-involved/ “The Science & Entertainment Exchange (The Exchange) is a program of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) that connects entertainment industry professionals with top scientists and engineers to create a...... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, May 21st, 2020 in News | Comments Off on Prof. Zelik presents at Science & Entertainment Exchange event (a program of the National Academy of Sciences)