Welcome to MoBL

The Movement Biomechanics Lab (MoBL) investigates the relationship between musculoskeletal structure and function in the upper limb.  We use MR imaging, strength assessments, and functional testing in conjunction with computational simulations of the upper limb to characterize and investigate upper limb function and neuromuscular control in healthy and impaired populations of subjects.


Learn more about OpenSim with this introductory video from researchers at Stanford.

Check out this Nature video describing gait in birds and dinosaurs using biomechanics from researchers at the Royal Veterinary College, UK.



Our work in brachial plexus birth palsy was recently featured by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons AAOSNow October issue. Check out the article Getting to the why of birth palsy shoulder deformity.


Mark your calendars for National Biomechanics Day! Biomechanics labs, including MoBL, will be open for tours and activities all across the country on April 13, 2018.

Check out the American Society of Biomechanics website for up to date information on regional and national meetings!