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Emily gives webinar on using wearables to monitor and prevent injury risks

Sep. 25, 2020—Link to webinar recording, part fo the Xsens Virtual Biomechanics Symposium: https://www.xsens.com/watch-webinar/VSB-IMUs-and-deep-learning-to-prevent-injuries

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Congrats to Dr. Erik Lamers on Completing his PhD

Sep. 3, 2020—Dr. Lamers’ dissertation was entitled Design, Development and Evaluation of Quasi-Passive Wearable Assistive Devices, and he published a series of impactful studies on lower-limb prosthetics and back-assist exosuits. See Publications page for more info.

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Congratulations to multiple graduate student fellowship winners

Sep. 1, 2020—PhD Students David Ziemnicki, Rachel Teater, and Paul Slaughter were all awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. Rachel Teater was also selected for a 1-year NIH T32 entitled ‘Innovative Engineering Research in Surgery and Intervention’ during which she is shadowing an orthopedic surgeon and participating in educational activities to increase her interaction with medical professionals...

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New Job Openings: (1) Postdoc in Robotic Controls & (2) Staff Engineer in Mechanical Design/Innovation

Jul. 31, 2020—Excited to announce two new job openings in the Zelik lab. Postdoc Position Details Status: This position has been filled The Center for Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology (CREATE) at Vanderbilt University is looking for an engineering post-doctoral researcher to work on projects involving biomechanics, powered prosthetics, exoskeletons and exosuits. This role will focus on...

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We’re excited to participate in the Virtual American Society of Biomechanics Conference

Jul. 31, 2020—The Zelik Lab is excited to participate in vASB 2020! Lab members will be presenting on a range of topics, including powered ankle and knee prostheses, new wearable sensor technology and movement asymmetries in healthy and patient populations. Prof. Zelik will also be participating in a roundtable discussion for students on the topic of Bridging Academia...

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Congratulations to Zelik Lab graduates, and welcome to new incoming lab members

Jul. 15, 2020—Congrats to all the BS and MS students who graduated this year, including Zelik Lab research assistants: Sara Tsai, Kendall Derry, John Kerr, Justin Cruz, Tristan Gilbert, Jonathan Powles, Olivia Cook and Jacob Rogatinsky. We’ve appreciated and valued your involvement and contributions in the Lab. We’re wishing you all the best! We are also sad to see...

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Congrats to Emily Matijevich for passing her PhD Qualifier Exam

Jul. 9, 2020—Dissertation Proposal Title: Evaluation and Design of Non-Invasive, Wearable Musculoskeletal Monitoring Tools for Research, Occupational and Sport  Applications

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Prof. Zelik presents at Science & Entertainment Exchange event (a program of the National Academy of Sciences)

May. 21, 2020—Prof. Zelik participated in the first virtual “Science Speed Dating” (Quick Pitch) event hosted by the Science and Entertainment Exchange (a program of the National Academy of Sciences). Video recording link: http://scienceandentertainmentexchange.org/blog/rsvp-for-virtual-science-speed-dating-no-actual-dating-involved/ “The Science & Entertainment Exchange (The Exchange) is a program of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) that connects entertainment industry professionals with top scientists and engineers to create a...

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New Publication: Effects of toe length, foot arch length and toe joint axis on walking biomechanics

Apr. 2, 2020—Congrats to Dr. Eric Honert on publishing the final chapter of his dissertation! Honert, E. C., Bastas, G. and Zelik, K. E. (2020). Effect of toe length, foot arch length and toe joint axis on walking biomechanics. Human Movement Science. 70, 102594. ARTICLE

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Prof. Zelik presents on exoskeleton myths, musings & misconceptions at the Wearable Robotics Association conference

Mar. 30, 2020—Zelik, K. E. Back-Assist Exos: Myths, Musings, & Misconceptions. Wearable Robotics Association (Virtual) Conference, March 2020. PRESENTATION VIDEO   Zelik Lab spin-off company HeroWear also debuted it’s first commercial exosuit product at the same conference: PRODUCT LAUNCH VIDEO  

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Maura & Emily present at Mid-South Biomechanics Conference

Mar. 1, 2020—Maura presented her work on stumble recovery biomechanics, and Emily presented on wearable sensors for monitoring musculoskeletal loading in runners. Matijevich, E. S., Scott, L. R., Volgyesi, P., Derry, K. H., and Zelik, K. E. Multi-sensor fusion algorithms offer a promising approach for monitoring tibia bone damage over multiple workouts. Mid-South Biomechanics Conference, February 2020, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. ABSTRACT Eveld,...

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Congrats to Erik Lamers on passing his PhD Qualifier exam!

Mar. 1, 2020—Dissertation Proposal Title: Design, Development and Evaluation of New Quasi-Passive Wearable Assistive Devices: From Ankle Prosthetics to Low Back Exosuits

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New Publication: Characterizing the Comfort Limits of Forces Applied to the Shoulders, Thigh and Shank to Inform Exosuit Design

Feb. 12, 2020—Congrats to Dr. Matthew Yandell on publishing the final chapter of his PhD dissertation! Yandell, M. B., Ziemnicki, D. M., McDonald, K. A. and Zelik, K. E. (2020). Characterizing the Comfort Limits of Forces Applied to the Shoulders, Thigh and Shank to Inform Exosuit Design. PLoS One. 15.2: e0228536. ARTICLE  –  EXOSKELETONREPORT

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CREATE is recruiting new PhD students to join the team Fall 2020

Nov. 19, 2019—The CREATE faculty are excited to review graduate student applications for Fall 2020, and expect to have multiple PhD student openings. Prof. Zelik is looking for students interested to perform research related to movement biomechanics, human augmentation exosuits for lifting or mobility assistance, wearable sensing technologies to prevent musculoskeletal injuries and/or lower-limb prosthetics. Vanderbilt University has a...

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