2012 Human Movement Science Research Symposium

The ninth annual Human Movement Science Research Symposium was held February 17, 2012, at UNC Chapel Hill. Students, faculty, researchers, and clinicians from regional institutions attend the symposium to present and discuss current research in an open and friendly environment.

2012 Human Movement Science Research Symposium click to enlarge Lena H. Ting, PhD, delivered the symposium's keynote address. (Photo by Bing Yu)

Over twenty student and faculty presentations are given each year, with a focus on student presentations. The symposium aims to encourage collaboration between researchers and provide vocational information to students.  Sponsor’s for the 2012 event included the American Society for Biomechanics (ASB), Tekscan, the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), and Don Joy Orthopedics.

Lena H. Ting, PhD, Associate Professor in the WH Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology, delivered the symposium’s keynote address “Neuromechanics of Muscle Coordination in Normal and Impaired Balance and Locomotion.”

Matthew Davis, a student at UNC Chapel Hill, received the Best Poster Presentation award for his poster, titled “Low Magnitude, High Frequency Vibration to Accelerate Ligament Testing,” and Meghan Vidt of Wake Forest University School of Medicine won the Best Podium Presentation award for her presentation, titled “Kinematics for Functional Reaching Tasks in Older Adults.”

Click here to download the program and abstract booklet for the event.