The research conducted at the USC Biomechanics
Research Lab focuses on the mechanisms humans used to
generate and control momentum during multijoint movements.
We integrate experimentation
and modeling techniques to study control and dynamics
during multijoint motion (e.g. elite male and female
athletes, musicians, technicians, older adults) in realistic
contexts (e.g. US Olympic Training Camps, Olympic Games,
workplace, or research lab).
Instrumentation and computing resources at our Biomechanics
Research Laboratory includes: force plates (4, Kistler,
Bertec), telemetered electromyography (16 channels,
Konigsberg), motion analysis software (3D, Peak Performance),
high speed digital video cameras for 3D kinematics of
movement involving impact, high end multiprocessor computers
for graphics, simulation, modeling applications (ADAMS,
Mechanical Dynamics) and a multimedia teaching lab.