Office & Hours
Office: BEL 536
Courses of Instruction
KIN 326K: “Biomechanical Analysis of Movement”
KIN 395 (Topic 59): “Biomechanics in Clinical Settings”
KIN 395 (Topic 63): “Introduction to Nonlinear Dynamics in Biological Systems”
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Kinesiology and Health Education
2109 San Jacinto Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78712-1415
UT Mail Code: D3700
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Our laboratory is dedicated to understanding the biomechanics and neuromuscular control processes that underlie complex adaptive human movements. We are interested in examining both basic science and clinically relevant questions related to issues such as:
· Maintaining dynamic stability during walking
· Motor coordination during fatigue, repetitive stress injuries, and complex skill learning
· Understanding the role of neuronal noise in movement coordination
We address these questions using a variety of experimental and modeling approaches that are primarily derived from the analysis of nonlinear dynamical systems.
1998-2001: Post-Doctoral Fellow, The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago & Northwestern University
1998: Ph.D., Kinesiology (Minor in Engineering Science & Mechanics), Pennsylvania State University
1994: M.S., Biomedical Engineering, The Ohio State University
1990: B.S., Physics, Miami University
Dingwell, J.B., Smallwood, R.F., and Cusumano, J.P. (2013) “Trial-to-Trial Dynamics and Learning in Generalized, Redundant Reaching Tasks” Journal of Neurophysiology, 109(1): 225-237.
Gates, D.H., Dingwell, J.B., Scott, S.J., Sinitski, E.H., and Wilken, J.M. (2012) “Gait Characteristics of Individuals with Transtibial Amputations Walking on a Destabilizing Rock Surface” Gait & Posture, 36(1): 33–39.
Roos, P.E., and Dingwell, J.B. (2011) “Influence of Simulated Neuromuscular Noise on the Dynamic Stability and Fall Risk of a 3D Dynamic Walking Model,” Journal of Biomechanics, 44(8): 1514–1520.
McAndrew, P.M., Wilken, J.M., and Dingwell, J.B. (2011) “Dynamic Stability of Human Walking in Visually and Mechanically Destabilizing Environments,” Journal of Biomechanics, 44(4): 644–649.
Dingwell, J.B., John, J., and Cusumano, J.P. (2010) “Do Humans Optimally Exploit Redundancy to Control Step Variability in Walking?” PLoS Computational Biology, 6(7): e1000856.
- 2013: "Best Paper Award", Annual meeting of the Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society (GCMAS)
- 2012: Faculty Fellow in the Lee Hage Jamail Regents Chair in Education, College of Education, University of Texas at Austin
- 2011: Elizabeth Glenadine Gibb Teaching Fellow in Education, College of Education, University of Texas at Austin
- 2010: "Outside JEG" Editorial; Journal of Experimental Biology, vol. 213(21) to highlight our article published in PLoS Computational Biology in July 2010
- 2006: Teaching with Technology Gold Award; Division of Instructional Innovation and Assessment, University of Texas at Austin (shared with Dr. Larry Abraham).
Current Research Projects and Grants
2011 – 2016: “Improving Step-To-Step Control of Walking in Traumatic Amputees”, US Department of Defense, Peer Reviewed Orthopaedic Research Program (PRORP), Contract # W81XWH-11-2-0222, ~$680,000. (PI). [Note: This is one of 4 initial sub-projects awarded under the ~$20 Million Orthopedic Rehabilitation Clinical Consortium Award (ORCCA): “Bridging Advanced Developments for Exceptional Rehabilitation (BADER)” with PI Steven J. Stanhope].
2010 – 2014: “Improving Dynamic Walking Stability in Traumatic Amputees”, National Institutes of Health (NICHD). Grant # 1-R01-HD059844, ~$1.3 Million (PI).
Boards, Committees and Associations
- Associate Editor, Journal of Biomechanics (2012 – Present), IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems & Rehabilitation Engineering (2002 – 2006)
- Editorial Board Member: Journal of Biomechanics (2009-2012), Human Movement Science (2011 – Present), Journal of Motor Behavior (2007 – Present)
- Invited Grant Proposal Reviewer, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Special Emphasis Panel, The National Institutes of Health (NIH) (3 Times; 2010 – 2011).
- Invited Grant Proposal Reviewer, Behavioral & Cognitive Sciences (BCS) Division, The National Science foundation (NSF) (3 Times; 2006 – 2008).