Jae Kun Shim, Ph.D.
Neuromechanics: Biomechanics and Motor Control
Areas of Interest:
Dr. Shim's research is currently focused on biomechanics and motor control of (1) hand and digits and (2) lower extremity amputee locomotion as well as their applications to medicine, rehabilitation, and ergonomics. He is especially interested in understanding the motor and sensory mechanisms of and their influences to motor redundancy, developments of motor functions, adaptation of motor functions and neurological/genetic disorders or stroke. He uses techniques in biomechanics, motor control and neurophysiology: kinematic analysis using motion capture systems, kinetic/dynamic analysis, neuromuscular training, TMS, EMG, MEG, fMRI, optic fiber Bragg grading (FBG) force sensors, 6-D kinetic pen, etc. Dr. Shim's research has been funded by National Institute of Health (NIH), Department of Defense (DoD), Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS), National Research Foundation (NRF), etc.