The University of Texas at Austin
Cockrell School of Engineering

Richard R. Neptune, PhD John T. MacGuire Professor


University of Texas at Austin
Cockrell School of Engineering

204 E. Dean Keeton Street, Stop C2200

Austin, TX 78712-1591

Phone: (512) 471-0848
Fax: (512) 471-8727


Our lab's research interests are in the areas of musculoskeletal and sport biomechanics and neuromotor control of human movement. Our research integrates musculoskeletal modeling, computer simulation and experimental analysis techniques to analyze various patient populations including lower-limb amputees and those with post-stroke hemiparesis. Additional research is directed at optimizing orthotic and prosthetic designs to enhance performance using advanced additive manufacturing techniques. Research projects have been funded primarily by the VA, NSF and NIH.

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Seamon, B.A.., Neptune, R.R. and Kautz, S.A. (2018). Using a module-based analysis framework for investigating muscle coordination during walking in individuals post-stroke: A literature review and synthesis. Applied Bionics and Biomechanics3795754: 1-16. Download PDF

Vistamehr, A., Balasubramanian, C.K., Clark, D.J., Neptune R.R. and Fox, E.J. (2018) Dynamic balance during walking adaptability tasks in individuals post-strokeJournal of Biomechanics 74:106-115. Download PDF

Shell, C.E., Klute, G.K. and Neptune, R.R. (2018). Identifying classifier input signals to predict a cross-slope during transtibial amputee walkingPLOS One 13(2): e0192950 (1-17). Download PDF

Segal, A.D., Yeates, K., J.D., Neptune, R.R. and Klute, G.K. (2018). Foot and ankle joint biomechanical adaptations to an unpredictable coronally-uneven surfaceASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering 140(3): 031004(1-9). Download PDF

Harper, N.L., Wilken, J.M., and Neptune, R.R. (2018). Muscle function and coordination of stair ascentASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering 140(1): 011001(1-11). Download PDF

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