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NWBS 2022 agenda



Keynote – Ajit Chaudhari, Ohio State Univeristy
An Unexpected Journey to the “Core” of Human Movement

Viewing the moving human as a mechanical system can provide unique insights into why the body breaks down, how we can prevent injury and disease, and how we can help people perform better. Moreover, applying intentional design thinking allows us as biomechanists to collaborate effectively with others in science, health care, and product development to improve health and quality of life. In this presentation I’m going to discuss my journey over the past 15 years to unexpected places, collaborations, and findings to demonstrate some different ways in which we as biomechanists can improve people’s lives.

Ajit Chaudhari, PhD, FACSM has been a faculty member at Ohio State University since 2006. He is the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and Diversity Chair of the American Society of Biomechanics. His research has been sponsored by organizations such as the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, National Football League, National Highway & Transportation Safety Administration, and industrial sponsors.

Friday May 20th

11:00 – 12:00pm – Sports Science Lab (“Bat Lab”) tour. Google map location. Meet at big wooden “Laboratory” sign outside next to street at 11.
12:30 – 1:20pm – Check in, late registration and say Hi to NW colleagues. SPARK atrium
1:20 – 2:50pm – Poster session 1. SPARK G10

Moderated by: David Lin (Washington St.)

Poster 1 External load estimate from wearable sensors during free running
Anna R. Mare – University of Oregon
Poster 2 Estimating cervical vertebral position and angle from external markers
Nicholas Ozanich and Rebecca Hsieh – Washington State University
Poster 3 Effects of changing pelvic tilt on ground reaction forces while running
Jordan Tangeman – Montana State University
Poster 4 EMG waveform analyses at different running velocities
Nathaniel J Warren – University of Idaho
Poster 5 Acute effect of cupping therapy on hip extensor force production in trained endurance runners
Maximilian T. Antush – University of Idaho
Poster 6 Does soccer cleat stud length influence female athlete knee mechanics?
Emily C. Karolidis – University of Oregon
Poster 7 Lower body biomechanics of post-surgical knees and healthy knees during single leg hops
Emily Cowdrey – Lewis-Clark State College
Poster 8 The effectiveness of a single exercise program on hamstring speed and intensity in female athletes
Allie Zacharias – Seattle Pacific University
Poster 9 Spatiotemporal biomechanics of caregivers carrying infants in an outdoor setting
Holly Olvera – Boise State University
Poster 10 Spatiotemporal gait differences between mothers and nulliparous women
Sarah M. Goldrod – Boise State University
Poster 11 Kinematic differences in the baseball swing during four common training methods
Devin J. Thompson – Washington State University
3:00 – 4:15pm – Podium session 1 – Gait (Walking). SPARK G45

Moderated by: Tyler Brown (Boise St) and Jim Becker (Montana St.)

3:00 – 3:10 pm Older adults increase lower limb muscle activity and jerky motion to walk
Matthew V. Robinett – Boise State University
3:13 – 2:23 pm Comparison of walking biomechanics in younger and older females in maximal shoes
Christina M. Geisler – Oregon State University
3:26 – 3:36 pm The impact of excess mass on biomechanical differences across gait cycle
Ashley N. Buck – Seattle University
3:39 – 3:49 pm Arm swing during pregnancy and its impact on balance and body momentum
Hallie E. Music – Washington State University
3:52 – 4:02 pm Effects of treadmill training and spinal stimulation on overground walking in cerebral palsy
Victoria M. Landrum – University of Washington
4:05 – 4:15 pm Combined audiovisual and heptic biofeedback alters plantarflexor adaptation in cerebral palsy
Alyssa M. Spomer – University of Washington
4:15 – 4:45pm – Round Table 1 – Where is the science going? around SPARK
4:55 – 6:05pm – Podium session 2 – Gait (Running). SPARK G45

Moderated by: Glenna Clifton (Portland) and Sarah Schultz (Seattle)

4:55 – 5:05 pm Utilization of speed and grade to predict loading rate in female recreational runners
Rachel M. Robinson – University of Oregon
5:08 – 5:18 pm Sex differences in tibial compression during loaded running
Eric B. Francis – Boise State University
5:21 – 5:31 pm Effect of relative pace and peak vertical ground reaction force asymmetry in healthy recreational runners
Zoe A. Estep Shaw – University of Oregon
5:34 – 5:44 pm Third metatarsal head and base pressure differentials predict metatarsal stress in collegiate cross country runners
Kaitlyn McKibben – Montana State University
5:47 – 5:57 pm Mechanical and morphological properties of the plantar fascia in response to imposed running demand over three consecutive days
Lukas Krumpl – University of Idaho
6:10 – 6:30pm – Social walk to dinner
6:30 – 9:00pm – Dinner. Paradise Creek Brewery

Saturday May 21st

7:45 – 8:30am – Breakfast. SPARK atrium
8:30 – 9:30am – Keynote by Ajit Chaudhari. SPARK G45
9:30 – 10:45am – Poster session 2. SPARK G10

Moderated by: David Lin (Washington St.)

Poster 1 The validation of a rabbit test bed used to quantify the effects of fibrotic tissue on the performance of orthopedic implant
Sean C. Bullock – Oregon State University
Poster 2 Experimental bio-joint simulation of Zirconia Toughed alumina-based titanium femoral heads
Jose D. Avila – Washington State University
Poster 3 Evaluation of high density surface electromyography for prosthesis control
Fred Christensen – Montana State University
Poster 4 Real-time detection of workspace boundary for an exoskeleton computed from upper-limb kinematics
Rene Maura – University of Idaho
Poster 5 Comparing infant joint center estimation between manual, digital, and motion measures
Jessica A. Adamson – Boise State University
Poster 6 Arm Asymmetry changes during pregnant gait
Hallie E. Music – Washington State University
Poster 7 Obstacle avoidance changes during pregnancy
Pegah Jamali – Washington State University
Poster 8 Perceptions and experiences of first mobility and provision and use for young children with cerebral palsy
Nicole L. Zaino – University of Washington
Poster 9 Factors affecting orthosis prescription and provision for children with cerebral palsy
Zahra McKee – University of Washington
Poster 10 Grab the wheel: steering modifications for adapted ride-on cars
Mia E. Hoffman – University of Washington
Poster 11 Supporting underrepresented populations in STEM through National Biomechanics Day
Ashley N. Buck – Seattle University
Poster 12 Machine Learning Methods for Kinematic Analysis of Kangaroo Rat Hopping
Nicholas Ozanich – Washington State University
10:45 – 11:50pm – Podium session 3 – Modeling, Design, & Tissue Engineering. SPARK G45

Moderated by: Nate Schiele (Idaho) and Alex Hunt (Portland St.)

10:45 – 10: 55 am Design and optimization of anthropometric adjustments for a bi-lateral exoskeleton
Jackson A. Stump – University of Idaho
10:58 – 11:08 am Estimation of the infant hip joint center using predictive methods
Abby R. Brittain – Boise State University
11:11 – 11:21 am Do in Silico MTU dynamics improve predictions of AFO responses
Megan R. Ebers – University of Washington
11:24 – 11:34 am A machine learning scheme to identify falling for lower limb amputees
Mojtaba Mohasel – Montana State University
11:37 – 11:47 am Investigating regulators of LOX production in tenogenically differentiating MSCs
Micholas M. Pancheri – University of Idaho
12:00 – 1:15pm – Lunch. around SPARK
1:15 – 2:20pm – Podium session 4 – Posture & Motor Control. SPARK G45

Moderated by: Rajal Cohen (Idaho) and Erin Mannen (Boise St)

1:15 – 1:25 pm Neck length and disc height in functional head and neck postures
William Frantz – Washington State University
1:28 – 1:38 pm Effects of central and peripheral nervous system interference on postural control
Camryn K. DuBois – Montana State University
1:41 – 1:51 pm Why do we put our heads forward?
Jason L. Baer – University of Idaho
1:54 – 2:04 pm Sex-based differences in applied handrail forces during reach-to-grasp balance recovery reactions
Catarina A. Rodriguez – University of British Columbia
2:07 – 2:17 pm Coordinated movements and muscle activation during infant roll initiation
Danielle N. Siegel – Boise State University
2:25 – 2:55pm – Round table 2 – What type of jobs are out there? around SPARK
3:00 – 4:10pm – Podium session 5 – Sports & Lower Limb. SPARK G45

Moderated by: Kim Ingraham (Washington) and Kaitlyn McKibben (Montana St.)

3:00 – 3:10 pm Relationship of arm rotational strength profiles to throwing velocity in college baseball pitchers
Motoki Sakuri – University of Oregon
3:13 – 3:23 pm Soccer cleat stud length and ankle instability in female soccer players
Brian T. Halvorson – University of Oregon
3:26 – 3:36 pm Tibial compression during activities of daily living in older and younger adults
Elijah M. Walker – Boise State University
3:39 – 3:49 pm Assessment of bilateral movement symmetry during three single leg movement screens
Nickolai J.P. Martonick – University of Idaho
3:52 – 4:02pm Age impacts patellofemoral joint stress during stair ascent on challenging surfaces
Nicholas L. Hunt – Boise State University
4:15 – 4:30pm – Closing Remarks and Awards. SPARK G45