Lewis – Physical Therapy/Computer Science

Cara Lewis
Options: Volunteer Basis, Potential for UROP Funding, Potential for Work-Study Funding, Potential for Academic Credit

The goal of the Human Adaptation Lab is to further the understanding of motor adaptation and to develop interventions to reduce hip pain. Our research includes studying the way people move to determine if people with hip pain move differently from people without hip pain. People with hip pain may benefit from changing the way they move to reduce the stress on the hip joint. Furthermore, the research focuses on lower extremity biomechanics with the aim to understand the effects of faulty movement and muscle recruitment patterns. The laboratory includes an instrumented force treadmill, a motion capture system, an electromyography system, overground force plates, a robotics control system, pressurized air, and other various equipment.

We are seeking a dynamic student with interest in biomechanics to participate in data collection and data processing. Students with experience in MATLAB, VICON Nexus, or Visual3D are highly encouraged to apply. The expected time commitment is at least 10 hours per week. If interested please contact Maureen at mio123@bu.edu.

UROP Information

Fall 2014 Applicants will be notified of a decision by September 30th

The 17th Annual UROP Symposium will be held on October 17th, 2014

The UROP Application will be open for Spring 2014 applications in mid to late November

Spring 2014 Funding Applications will be due on December 4th at noon