Who are we and what do we do?

Welcome to the Neuromechanics of Mobility (NeuroMob) Lab directed by Jessica L. Allen, PhD. We are located in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Florida. The University of Florida has a vibrant and cross-campus biomechanics community, which you can learn more about from our American Society of Biomechanics Student Chapter website

In the NeuroMob lab, we study principles of neural control and biomechanics (neuromechanics!) important for daily life mobility. Through a comprehensive approach combining laboratory-based experiments, real-world monitoring, data science, and computational modeling, we aim to provide guidance for clinical decision-making and device design. A major focus in our lab is understanding how the nervous, muscular, and skeletal systems interact to maintain balance (or not!) while navigating the complex demands of daily-life mobility. Our goal is to enable clinicians and other rehabilitation scientists to better prescribe rehabilitation interventions, develop assistive devices, tune patient-specific control of robotic devices such as exoskeletons, and more.

You can learn more about our research by watching the below video and visiting our Research, Facilities, and Publication pages.