Faculty and graduate students from the Neuromechanics Laboratory represented the Department of Kinesiology at the 40th annual conference of the American Society of Biomechanics held at Raleigh, NC (August 2nd - 5th, 2016).


By: Drs. Harish Chander and Adam Knight; Graduate students- Hunter DeBusk, Chris Hill, Brandon Miller and Jeffrey Simpson

Neuromechanics Conference

Faculty and graduate students from the Neuromechanics Laboratory represented the Department of Kinesiology at the 40th annual conference of the American Society of Biomechanics held at Raleigh, NC (August 2nd - 5th, 2016). A total of 5 peer-reviewed research presentations on topics involving human factors and ergonomics, biomechanics and neuromechanics were presented by both faculty (Drs. Harish Chander and Adam Knight) and graduate students (Hunter DeBusk, Chris Hill, Brandon Miller and Jeffrey Simpson). These research papers are published as two-page manuscript style publications in the annual proceedings of the American Society of Biomechanics

In addition to their research presentations, faculty and graduate students attended multiple talks, podium sessions, thematic and regular poster sessions and interacted with other leading researchers in the field of Biomechanics. The conference also offered graduate students an opportunity to see, understand and interact with national and international research vendors showcasing their state of the art biomechanics research equipment and technology.

Overall, the ASB conference was a huge success and a great way to represent the Neuromechanics Laboratory's and the Department of Kinesiology's research accomplishments. A full list of the research citations from the proceedings are provided below for reference.

  1. Chander H, Garner JC, Wade C, Knight AC, Wilson SJ & Fu YC. Human Balance in Occupational Footwear with an Extended Duration Workload. Abstracted: Proceedings of the 40th American Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting, Raleigh, NC, August 2-5, 2016.
  2. DeBusk H, Hill CM, Stewart T, Miller BL, Simpson JD, Knight AC & Chander H. Impact of High Top Military Type Boots on Balance. Abstracted: Proceedings of the 40th American Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting, Raleigh, NC, August 2-5, 2016.
  3. Hill CM, DeBusk H, Stewart T, Miller BL, Simpson JD, Knight AC, & Chander H. Impact of Military Type Footwear and Workload on Co-Contraction Index in Static Balance. Abstracted: Proceedings of the 40th American Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting, Raleigh, NC, Aug 2-5, 2016.
  4. Eason JD, Wilson SJ, Gdovin JR, Williams CC, Hoke EL, Chander H, & Garner JC. Effects of whole body vibration on maximal voluntary isometric contraction and percent muscle activation during balance perturbations. Abstracted: Proceedings of the 40th American Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting, Raleigh, NC, August 2-5, 2016.
  5. Wilson SJ, Gdovin JR, Williams CC, Eason JD, Chander H, & Garner JC. Applications of Whole Body Vibration: Are Spinal Modifications Playing a Role? Abstracted: Proceedings of the 40th American Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting, Raleigh, NC, August 2-5, 2016.

The Neuromechanics Laboratory's research core members include Drs. Adam Knight, Harish Chander and Zhujun Pan. More information on lab members, research focuses and research publications are listed here www.kinesiology.msstate.edu/labs/neuro.php. For more recent lab updates and ongoing research, please follow the Neuromechanics Laboratory @MSU_NMLab on Twitter.