Sign Up for National Biomechanics Day 2017 at Ohio State!

We are excited to join the +100 institutions around the world in holding biomechanics outreach events on National Biomechanics Day this year (Thursday, April 6, 2017)! We will be hosting two 1.5 hour sessions for high school students starting at 1pm and 4pm that will be held in the gymnasium (suite 2321) of the Martha Morehouse Pavilion (2050 Kenny Rd., Columbus, OH 43221). There is free visitor parking behind the building. Each session will have several hands-on stations ranging from seeing motion capture technology in action, to seeing your muscles and tendons using a diagnostic ultrasound machine, and more! We are looking forward to hosting these fun, interactive sessions for high school students to experience biomechanics first hand.

We currently have spots available in both sessions that can be reserved on a first come first serve basis here. We request that all interested students sign up prior to the event. Please contact with any questions.

Check out what groups have done for National Biomechanics Day in the past!

Recent publication provides insight into how breast cancer patients develop balance deficits as they go through taxane-based chemotherapy

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Scott Monfort recently published this work as part of a National Cancer Institute funded research study led by Ajit Chaudhari, PhD and Maryam Lustberg, MD. The article in Gait & Posture discusses results from 32 breast cancer patients that participated in the pilot study. The interdisciplinary team introduced balance measurements into the oncology clinic to quantify changes in patients’ balance as they progressed through taxane-based chemotherapy. As a group, patients’ balance worsened as they continued through their chemotherapy treatment. Significant changes from baseline values (before starting chemotherapy) were observed after 1 cycle of chemotherapy (2-3 weeks) that were similar in magnitude to the effect of 40 years of aging reported in another study. The results of this study support the feasibility and usefulness of implementing objective measures into the oncology clinic.