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Congrats to Matt for his publication on design of a new low-profile ankle exoskeleton

https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8667351?arnumber=8667351&source=authoralert Other authors were Josh Tacca (an undergraduate at Vanderbilt, who is now a PhD student at the University of Colorado) and Karl Zelik. This paper also received some nice media write-ups such as: https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/vanderbilt-ankle-exoskeleton/ Or for Karl’s Twitter summary: The latest chapter in our quest to create assistive #exoskeletons #exosuits #mechanizedclothing that can integrate...... KEEP READING

Posted on Sunday, April 7th, 2019 in News | Comments Off on Congrats to Matt for his publication on design of a new low-profile ankle exoskeleton


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Congrats to Dr. Eric Honert who successfully defended his PhD dissertation!

Eric showcased his rigorous work and keen expertise related to ankle and foot biomechanics. It has been a pleasure and privilege to have him in lab, and to learn with him and from him. He has completed and published an impressive body of work, reflecting his important contributions to this scientific field. Congrats Dr. Honert!! Next month...... KEEP READING

Posted on Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 in News | Comments Off on Congrats to Dr. Eric Honert who successfully defended his PhD dissertation!


Karl Zelik and Erik Lamers demonstrating a new kind of exoskeleton.Online, media release, possibly Solutions. Photo by Joe Howell

Awarded NIH R01 to carry out research combining biomechanics, machine learning, exoskeletons & smart clothing

This collaborative research brings together expertise in biomechanics (Zelik), wearable robotics (Goldfarb) and machine learning (Volgyesi). The objective of this research is to address core scientific challenges related to sensing, actuation and control of cyber-physically assistive clothing (CPAC), for the purpose of reducing societal incidence of low back pain, by preventing lumbar (spine) overloading and overuse...... KEEP READING

Posted on Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 in News | Comments Off on Awarded NIH R01 to carry out research combining biomechanics, machine learning, exoskeletons & smart clothing


Shane & Erik MSBC 2019 Best Presentation Awards

Shane & Erik Receive Best Presentation Awards at Mid-South Biomechanics Conference

Congrats to Shane King & Erik Lamers who were each recognized for their excellent presentation at the Mid-South Biomechanics Conference, along with 4 other student presenters.             King, S. T., Eveld, M. E., Martinez, A., Zelik, K. E. and Goldfarb, M. Development of a novel gait perturbation system for the study...... KEEP READING

Posted on Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 in News | Comments Off on Shane & Erik Receive Best Presentation Awards at Mid-South Biomechanics Conference


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Congrats to Eric on his new publication on foot/shoe and soft tissue work during human walking

Foot and shoe responsible for majority of soft tissue work in early stance of walking • Soft tissues in the body perform mechanical work through wobbling and deforming. • We estimated the percentage due to foot/shoe deformation in early stance of walking. • Foot/shoe contributed ∼60–70% of the soft tissue work during level and uphill...... KEEP READING

Posted on Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 in News | Comments Off on Congrats to Eric on his new publication on foot/shoe and soft tissue work during human walking


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Congrats to Emily on her new publication on running biomechanics, injury prevention & wearable tech

This study was carried out by Emily Matijevich (PhD student in Mechanical Engineering) in collaboration with Dr. Leon Scott (Dept. of Orthopaedics), and Lauren Branscombe and Prof. Karl Zelik (Mechanical Engineering). Links 1-4 below progress from least to most technical, and Link 5 allows you to download free software and explore the data yourself should you...... KEEP READING

Posted on Friday, February 1st, 2019 in News | Comments Off on Congrats to Emily on her new publication on running biomechanics, injury prevention & wearable tech


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CREATE holiday potluck followed by some team-building & applied biomechanics “research”

Prof. Goldfarb hosted the annual CREATE holiday potluck. Lots of fun and laughter! And then the Zelik Lab capped off 2018 with a group outing to apply our biomechanics research… to axe throwing! A fun team-building competition held at BATL (Backyard Axe Throwing League): Needless to say, class was still in session and the professor took...... KEEP READING

Posted on Monday, December 10th, 2018 in News | Comments Off on CREATE holiday potluck followed by some team-building & applied biomechanics “research”


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Feature story and video on one of our student-athlete extraordinaires Sara Tsai

Sara Tsai: Runner and Engineer  ... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, October 25th, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Feature story and video on one of our student-athlete extraordinaires Sara Tsai


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New study published on effects of toe joint stiffness and shape on walking

Congrats Eric!! Enjoyable collaboration with Dr. Bastas from Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, October 4th, 2018 in News | Comments Off on New study published on effects of toe joint stiffness and shape on walking


CREATE Happy Hour - Sept 2018

Great turn out for the first CREATE social event of the Fall

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Posted on Friday, September 21st, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Great turn out for the first CREATE social event of the Fall


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New publication on ankle and foot biomechanics

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0021929018302902#f0010  ... KEEP READING

Posted on Saturday, September 1st, 2018 in News | Comments Off on New publication on ankle and foot biomechanics


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New study published on the use of wearable sensors to monitor lower-limb prosthesis users

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S096663621830599X#fig0005... KEEP READING

Posted on Friday, August 24th, 2018 in News | Comments Off on New study published on the use of wearable sensors to monitor lower-limb prosthesis users


Lab Outing for Gelato - August 2018

Lab Outing to Legato Gelato to Cap Off a Great Summer!

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Posted on Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Lab Outing to Legato Gelato to Cap Off a Great Summer!


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Prof. Zelik Receives Nashville Emerging Leader Award

The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and YP Nashville present the Nashville Emerging Leader Awards (NELAs) each year to recognize Nashville’s young professionals for significant accomplishments in their chosen career fields, as well as their commitment and contribution to the community. This year Prof. Zelik was the award winner in the category of Architecture, Engineering...... KEEP READING

Posted on Friday, August 3rd, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Prof. Zelik Receives Nashville Emerging Leader Award


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Vanderbilt Recognized for “Greatest Impact” for its National Biomechanics Day Outreach Event in April

This year National Biomechanics Day (NBD) was comprised of more than 150 events, and reached over 11,000 students around the world! It was amazing! Students (mostly high school students) visited local universities and other companies/organizations to learn about and experience demonstrations related to the science of biomechanics. The American Society of Biomechanics Student Committee then...... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, June 21st, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Vanderbilt Recognized for “Greatest Impact” for its National Biomechanics Day Outreach Event in April