Who are we and what do we do?
The Neuromechanics of Mobility (NeuroMob) Research Group is directed by Jessica L. Allen, PhD and is part of the Gary J. Miller Orthopeadic Biomechanics Laboratory within the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Florida.
Our mission is to reduce the burden of neurological and musculoskeletal impairments on daily life by providing guidance for clinical decision-making and device design through our research. We investigate how the neural, muscular, and skeletal systems interact for successful mobility and how these interactions are affected due to aging, disease, or injury. We use interdisciplinary techniques from engineering (e.g., dynamical systems, computational modeling and simulation), biology (e.g., human movement, neuroscience, physiology), and machine learning. These findings influence the development of rehabilitation techniques and assistive/prosthetic device design.