University of Southern California USC
University of Southern California
Department of Kinesiology

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.

Address: Department of Kinesiology, Room B9, 3560 Watt Way, University of Southern California, Los Angeles CA 90089-0652 Phone: (213) 740-7903