Biomechanical Running Analysis Coding

Faculty Name:
Jesse Christensen

Department:
Physical Therapy and Athletic Training

Faculty College:
Health

Email:
jesse.christensen@hsc.utah.edu


Project Description:

The VA Medical Center’s Motion Analysis Laboratory is working on developing a running clinic to evaluate patients biomechanics with lower limb pathology. The project would entail extracting data in our Vicon Motion Analysis software and exporting for further computation and reporting. Applicants would need a strong background in coding in Matlab/Python, but no experience in motion capture or biomechanics. Virtual position that would require minimal face-to-face meetings.



Opportunity Type:

Volunteer; This is a work-study research position; Prepare a UROP proposal; Write an Honors Thesis or Senior Thesis; Earn independent study credit


Student Role:

The student would be developing the Matlab/Python code for data computation and reporting of patients biomechanical data.


Student Benefits:

Research and clinical experience in a biomedical environment focused around motion analysis. Opportunity for abstract and manuscript submission pending on students commitment.


Project Duration:

A minimum of 5 hrs/week for the duration of the project and further experience throughout the semester can be negotiated based on student's interest.


Minimum Requirements:

A minimum of 5 hrs/week