Breakfast Club Seminar Series

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Colly Mitchell


Summary Sentence: "Making Sense of Muscle Activity in Sensorimotor Deficits: A Neuromechanical Approach" - Lena Ting, PhD - Emory University & Georgia Tech

Full Summary: The Petit Institute Breakfast Club seminar series was started with the spirit of the Institute's interdisciplinary mission in mind and started to feature local Petit Institute faculty member's research in a seminar format. Faculty are often asked to speak at other universities and conferences, but rarely present at their home institution, this seminar series is an attempt to close that gap. The Petit Institute Breakfast Club is open to anyone in the bio-community.

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"Making Sense of Muscle Activity in Sensorimotor Deficits: A Neuromechanical Approach"

Lena Ting, PhD

Associate Professor
Wallace H. Coulter Dept. of Biomedical Engineering
Emory University & Georgia Institute of Technology

Neuromechanics is the study of the interactions between the nervous system and the musculoskeletal system that lead to coordinated movements. We study neuromechanical influences on muscle coordination during balance and locomotion. We are developing experiments and computational models to understand spatial and temporal features of muscle coordination. We use techniques from neuroscience, biomechanics, kinesiology, signal processing, control systems, physiology, and image processing. This work will allow us to better characterize and model normal and impaired performance of fundamental motor tasks. Our findings influence the development of rehabilitation techniques, neural prosthetics, and neural tissue engineering to improve motor function.

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Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience (IBB), Bioengineering Graduate Program

Invited Audience
Undergraduate students, Faculty/Staff, Graduate students
BK Club, IBB
  • Created By: Colly Mitchell
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  • Created On: Nov 8, 2013 - 10:06am
  • Last Updated: Apr 13, 2017 - 5:23pm