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.
Slowik, J.S. and Neptune, R.R. (2013). A theoretical analysis of the influence of wheelchair seat position on upper extremity demand. Clinical Biomechanics 28(4):378-385. Download PDF
Fey, N.P., Klute, G.K. and Neptune, R.R. (2013). ASB Journal of Biomechanics Award - Altering prosthetic foot stiffness influences foot and muscle function during below-knee amputee walking: a modeling and simulation analysis. Journal of Biomechanics 46(4): 637-644. Download PDF
McGowan, C.P., Neptune, R.R. and Herzog, W. (2013). A phenomenological muscle model to assess history dependent effects in human movement. Journal of Biomechanics 46(1): 151-157. Download PDF
Silverman, A.K. and Neptune, R.R. (2012). Muscle and prosthesis contributions to amputee walking mechanics: a modeling study. Journal of Biomechanics 45(13):2271-2278). Download PDF
Allen, J.L. and Neptune, R.R. (2012). Three-dimensional modular control of human walking. Journal of Biomechanics 45(12): 2157-2163. Download PDF