University of Alberta

Neuromuscular Control & Biomechanics Laboratory


About the Lab

Our research at the Neuromuscular Control & Biomechanics Laboratory is centered on human mobility and performance, with the overall goal of enhancing the quality of life of aging individuals and those affected by movement impairments. Relying on engineering means and interdisciplinary collaborations, our team aims to positively impact prevention and rehabilitation by: gaining a better understanding of the neuromusculoskeletal mechanisms of human movement; developing novel systems and outcome measures for movement and performance assessment; and designing and evaluating advanced assistive technologies. While our laboratory is located on the North Campus of the University of Alberta in Edmonton, it fosters strong collaborations with companies, rehabilitation centres, athletic teams and other research teams across the country.

LAB DIRECTORS:            Hossein Rouhani            Albert H. Vette


Research Areas

Neuromusculoskeletal biomechanics

Biomedical instrumentation design

Quantitative assessment of gait and movement impairments

Rehabilitation technologies

Wearable technologies for daily health monitoring

Speed of sensorimotor processing in human movement

Bio-feedback control systems

Postural balance and fall risk assessment

Biomedical data/signal processing

Neuromechanics of postural control during standing

Neuromechanics of human trunk control during sitting and other activities

Quantitative assessment of upper limb function

Biomechanical mechanisms of muscle fatigue induced by functional electrical stimulation (FES)