MORE | Spring 2019

Investigation of Underlying Mechanisms for the Modulation of Multi-dimensional Ankle Stiffness

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Characterization of multivariable ankle stiffness is important for better understanding how the ankle supports lower-extremity functions. The purpose of this research project is to further investigate the underlying mechanisms for the modulation of multi-dimensional ankle stiffness; specifically, the relationship between ankle stiffness and the independent variables: ankle center of pressure and ankle modulating muscle activation. As such, it is hypothesized that muscle activation and center of pressure information can be used to accurately predict ankle stiffness in both the sagittal and frontal planes.

Student researcher

Lee Evan Stadem

Biomedical engineering

Hometown: Windsor, Colorado, United States

Graduation date: Spring 2019