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    MOVCENTR E-Newsletter | October 2021 | College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences – Omaha, Nebraska

    Omaha, Nebraska 2021-10-14 02:31:31 –

    Summer was a busy time for MOVCENTR. The faculty has received over $ 3 million in external funding. This semester emphasizes the success of the grant!

    Department of Defense: Orthosis and Prosthetics and Orthotics Research Program Award

    Dr. Kota Takahashi, COBRE Phase I Junior Researcher, received $ 2 million in a project entitled “Optimization of Impact Absorption of Prostheses for Highly Demanded Mobility for Service Members with Amputations.”

    Project Focus: Dr. Kota Takahashi received $ 2 million from the Department of Defense in a research project entitled “Optimization of Impact Absorption of Prostheses for Amputated Service Members’ Demanded Mobility.” Specifically, when performing daily activities such as walking and running, the feet and legs collide with the ground at each step. The muscles of our feet and legs usually work to cushion the impact, absorb the impact and protect us from injury. For many military members and veterans who lost their legs in combat, these individuals must rely on prostheses to replace their biological leg function. If the prosthesis is unable to restore the impact absorption function of the biological foot, it leaves amputated patients vulnerable to secondary injuries such as knee and back pain. Although many commercial prostheses are marketed as “shock absorbing” legs, there are currently no objective guidelines for prescribing such devices to individuals with amputations.

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    The goal of this project is to investigate the impact of various shock absorbing prosthesis components (feet, ankles, pylon) on the performance of users during a wide range of demanding activities such as slopes, stairs and pivoting. Road carriage. To do this, Dr. Takahashi and his team used state-of-the-art experimental tools to test service members and veterans using various combinations of shock-absorbing prostheses, related to musculoskeletal health. Get estimates of results (force, movement), and qualitative research on leg energy) and mobility and comfort. By generating new evidence to inform clinical prescriptions for shock-absorbing prostheses, their goal is to enable active and veterans to function at the highest levels after years and decades without compromising health. In this project, Dr. Takahashi brought together scientists from Northwestern University, the San Diego Naval Medical Center, Humotech, UNMC, and Omaha VA.

    NASA EPSCoR

    Alumni of COBRE Phase II Junior Researcher, Dr. Jorge Zniga, COBRE PI, Dr. Nick Stazyu, and COBRE Core Director Dr. Brian Nar, entitled “Development and Testing of Recyclable and Antibacterial Materials for Laminated Form” Received $ 1,125,000 for the project.

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    Project Focus: Dr. Zuniga, along with Dr. Brian Knarr and his team, received 750K from NASA EPSCoR and extended the above research to the development and testing of space manufacturing of medical devices. It is important that these devices are free of bacteria and other mediators on the ISS away from well-equipped medical facilities, even though astronauts are at risk of illness. is. Advances in 3D printed polymers will enable astronauts to do so quickly and self-sufficiently to manufacture sterile medical devices onboard the ISS. Our team is working with Copper3D, Made-In-Space and NASA to develop antibacterial polymer materials for the space manufacturing of medical devices. Our efforts equip astronauts with versatile tools that improve the safety and efficiency of personnel during long-term space flight through precautions embedded in antibacterial polymers.

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    NASA Nebraska

    COBRE NONAN Core Director, Dr. Aaron Leiken’s Master’s Student, Colby Brink received a $ 6,000 NASA Nebraska Space Grant Fellowship.

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    Brink is a master’s student on Dr. Likens’ team. He will present his work at the Nebraska Academy of Sciences and will be featured on the NASA Nebraska Space website.


    Dr. Nick Staziu was a 5 keynote speakerNS International Motor Development Research Consortium Rally

    Dr. Stergiou presented “Biomechanics and Motion Variability to Answer Questions in Motor Development” at the I-MDRC’s first virtual assembly conference, September 23-25, 2021. The conference was attended by more than 200 colleagues from 28 countries. in the world! The conference is honored to host a very rich scientific program on six research topics, including four keynotes, four invited symposiums, 89 oral presentations, and 63 electronic poster presentations.


    Karen Move

    NS Computer-aided rehabilitation environment, also known as CARENRecently, I moved to a permanent house (BRB027 – CAREN Lab) on the lower floors of the Biomechanics Research Building. For two weeks, CAREN moved from BRB116’s temporary location, the Main Gait Lab, and was installed in a custom-designed space.I want to thank you Motek During these two weeks, for the work to securely transfer CAREN and make it fully functional. If you are interested in experimenting with CAREN in a new space, MOVAN so bmchmovan@unomaha.edu, And we are happy to discuss the feasibility of your project.

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    Research core

    Machining and prototyping core
    Core Director, Dr. Brian Knarr
    Contact: bmchmpcore@unomaha.edu

    Core machining and prototyping facilities include the use of three major facilities within the University of Nebraska-Omaha Biomechanics Research Building, a machine shop, a design studio, and a 3D printing laboratory. The core’s most basic function is to provide services that utilize these spaces and their personnel and equipment. These services are for the University of Nebraska system experts, communities, as well as people outside the state to pursue research and other projects. This core can design, prototype, manufacture, repair, maintain, or install a variety of devices and equipment.

    Motor analysis core
    Dr. David Kingston
    Contact: bmchmovan@unomaha.edu

    The Motion Analysis Core provides resources, education, advice, and services related to human motion analysis. Equipment such as motion capture, dynamometry, electromyography (EMG), electroencephalography, functional near-infrared spectroscopy, virtual reality, and high-speed digital video are provided. Contact Core for a comprehensive PDF of our facilities, resources, and services.

    Nonlinear analysis core
    Dr. Aaron Rickens, Core Director
    Contact: bmchnonan@unomaha.edu

    Nonlinear Analysis Core provides the resources and services needed for innovative analysis of human movement. These methods exceed the average by examining the time signal characteristics of the time signal. The core provides access to numerous nonlinear analysis tools, design of experiments, data processing, quality assurance, interpretation, and dissemination assistance. Core is also actively exploring and validating new techniques and algorithms for future use. In addition to non-linear techniques, standard analysis can also be performed.

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