University of Arizona
Biomechanics for improving human health
Our lab is located in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at University of Arizona, in Tucson, AZ. We focus on applying engineering methods to problems in biomechanics with the goal of improving human health. In particular we aim to understand the underlying mechanisms of traumatic brain injury in order to better prevent and diagnose. We also research on the cerebral hemodynamics and the effect it can have on neurodegenerative diseases and stroke. We use an array of computational and experimental approaches including finite element modeling, magnetic resonance imaging and impact biomechanics.
Stroke and cerebrovascular diseases
We aim to understand the effects of stroke on cerebral hemodynamics and to predict tissue viability in Stroke patients. By employing medical imaging, patient-specific modeling, and smart biomedical devices, we provide critical information on stroke severity and tissue viability. We then use novel machine learning techniques to provide predictive metrics for clinical outcomes.Research page
Biomechanics, wearable sensors, and protective equipment
We aim to understand the underlying mechanisms of brain trauma and concusions for better diagnostic and preventative technologies and faster recoveries, using a combination of wearable sensors, computational modeling, and multi-faceted neuroimaging.Research page
Wearable devices and machine learning for frailty and health assessment
Using a combination of unsupervised daily physical activity performance measurement and machine learning techniques, we aim to detect deficits in motor functions that are associated with frailty.