Neuromuscular Biomechanics Laboratory: Coursework


A wide variety of courses is available to help prepare students to conduct research in the OSU Neuromuscular Biomechanics Lab. Listed below are some of the basic courses of interest. This list is not exhaustive, and new courses in biomechanics and medical device design will be created over the next few years at Ohio State.


ME 4905 - Senior Capstone Design
This series allows students to design and prototype assistive devices for persons with disabilities. Collaboration with students and faculty from Biomedical Engineering, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

ME 5700/6700 (formerly ME 687) - Introduction to Musculoskeletal Biomechanics
Fundamental anatomy and physiology. Mechanics of muscle, tendon, ligament, meniscus, and bone. Equations of motion for human movement. Introduction to experimental techniques in musculoskeletal biomechanics.

ME 7385 - Advanced Methods in the Dynamics and Control of Human and Animal Movement
Mathematical ideas from control theory, optimization, nonlinear dynamics, and numerical computation that will be used to understand human, animal, and movement behavior and design.

ME 8702 (formerly 787) - Neuromuscular Biomechanics
Mechanics and neural control of movement. State-of-the-art assessment of upper and lower extremity dynamics. Emphasis on rehabilitation and design of assistive devices for movement disorders. Modeling and simulation of human movement.