Studying the Neural and Mechanical Mechanisms of Human Movements
The UMD Neuromechanics Research Core studies neural and mechanical mechanisms of human movements in general. The current research focus includes locomotion in persons with lower extremity amputations and footwear, hand and multi-digit actions of people with neurological disorders, and sensory processing mechanisms.
The Core is equipped for biomechanical and physiological testing and analysis for human movements such as 11 Kistler force platforms, 23 Vicon motion capture cameras, electromyography sensors, movement speed sensors, electromagnetic sensors, a Biodex dynamometer, portable and stationary metabolic units, miniature 6-D force/torque sensors, etc. in over 7,000 sq ft space.
Graduate Student Opportunities
The Neuromechanics Research Core at University of Maryland is looking for highly motivated Ph.D. and Masters students interested in studying (1) biomechanics and motor control of hand and finger and (2) biomechanics and physiology of amputee running. The student will be supported by a research assistantship (RA) or a teaching assistantship (TA). Potential candidates are encouraged to send their CV's to Dr. Jae Kun Shim (firstname.lastname@example.org) as early as possible.
A student will develop a coherent area of expertise in human movement science by designing an academic program that includes introductory and advanced graduate courses in biomechanics, motor control, engineering, neuroscience, cognitive science, etc. A student can apply for a program of her/his background and interest in the Department of Kinesiology (Master's and PhD), Bioengineering Graduate Program (PhD), and Neuroscience and Cognitive Science (PhD).
Applications for admission should be received by January 15th. The following criteria will be considered for admission:
The main considerations for admission are: (a) the course background of the student (courses taken and/or experiences in Physics, Mechanics, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Computer Science, Anatomy, Physiology, Biomechanics, Motor Control, etc.); (b) the student's scores of all three GRE sections, and (c) the student's record of interest and/or academic performance in human movement sciences. LabView and MatLab, as well as experience in biomechanical and neurophysiological measurements and backgrounds in the control of human motion would be advantageous. Students from engineering and biological sciences are encouraged to apply. International students are required to demonstrate proficiency in English (TOEFL).
- Graduate School: http://www.gradschool.umd.edu/
- Department of Kinesiology: http://sph.umd.edu/content/graduate-admissions
- Neuroscience and Cognitive Science: http://nacs.umd.edu/program/apply.html
- Bioengineering: http://www.bioe.umd.edu/home
Dr. Ross Miller
Dr. Jae Kun Shim
Our research is currently focused on:
- Locomotion in persons with lower extremity amputations.
- Neuromechanics of hand and multi-digit actions as well as their applications to medicine, rehabilitation, and ergonomics.
- CNS control mechanisms for motor redundancy, developments of motor functions in typically developing children as well as children with developmental coordination disorder, and developmental changes and intervention & adaptation of motor functions in elderly persons and the persons with neurological/genetic disorders or stroke.
- Gait (walking, running, sprinting) and related tasks (e.g. side-cutting) with long term objectives of: a) developing theories that explain and accurately predict the mechanics and energetics of human locomotion, and b) integrating principles from engineering, physiology, and neuroscience for early identification and prevention of locomotor impairments.
Tim Kiemel, Ph.D.
Associate Research Professor
Department of Kinesiology
Hyun Joon Kwon, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Professor
Department of Kinesiology
Background: Mechanical Engineering, Biomechanics
Serap Bastepe-Gray, MD, MM, OTR/L, CPAM
Assistant Research Professor
Department of Kinesiology
Background: Medicine, Occupational Health and Injury Prevention, Musician's Health
Kurt Collier, CP
Department of Kinesiology
Rana Karimpour, M.S.
Ph.D. Student, Kinesiology
Background:Sports Sciences and Biomedical Engineering, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
Edward Chu, M.S.
Ph.D. Student, Kinesiology
Background: Kinesiology, University of Maryland
Jessica Hunter, M.S.
Ph.D. Student, Kinesiology
Background: Biomechanics and Injury Prevention, Barry University
Ph.D. Student, NACS
Background: Neuroscience and Cognitive Science, University of Maryland
Ph.D. Student, Kinesiology
Background: Physics and Math, Purdue University; Kinesiology, Iowa State University
Ph.D. Student, Kinesiology
Background: Industrial and Operational Engineering, Movement Science, University of Michigan
Liz Bell, M.S.
Ph.D. Student, Kinesiology
Background: Mechanical Engineering, University of Denver
Gina Garcia, M.A
Ph.D. Student, Kinesiology
Background: Exercise and Sport Science, Neuroscience, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Hossein Ehsani, Ph.D.
Ph.D. Student, Kinesiology
Background: Biomedical Engineering/Biomechanics, Amirkabir University of Technology (IRAN)
Sam Snyder, B.S.
Masters Student, Kinesiology
Background: Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland College Park
Undergraduate Research Assistants
Selected Peer-reviewed Articles and Book Chapters
- Chu E, Kim YS, Hill G, Kim YH, Kim CK, Shim JK. Wrist Resistance Training Improves Motor Control and Strength. The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research 32(4)
- Baum BS, Hobara H, Koh K, Kwon HJ, Miller RH, Shim JK. Amputee Locomotion: Joint Moment Adaptations to Running Speed using Running-Specific Prostheses after Unilateral Transtibial Amputation. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (in press)
- Krupenevich RL, Miller RH, Hendershot BD, Schnall BL, Pruziner AL. Knee adduction moment peak and impulse do not change during the first six months of walking with a prosthesis. Gait & Posture (in press)
- Russell Esposito E, Miller RH. Maintenance of muscle strength retains a normal metabolic cost in simulated walking after transtibial limb loss. PLoS ONE 13(1)
- Allison LK, Kiemel T, Jeka JJ. Sensory-Challenge Balance Exercises Improve Multisensory Reweighting in Fall-Prone Older Adults. Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy 42(2)
- Anson ER, Gimmon Y, Kiemel T, Jeka JJ, Carey JP. A Tool to Quantify the Functional Impact of Oscillopsia. Frontiers in Neurology 9:142
- Park YS, Koh K, Yang JS, Shim JK. Efficacy of rhythmic exercise and walking exercise in older adults' exercise participation rates and physical function outcomes. Geriatrics & Gerontology International 17:12
Kiernan D, Miller RH, Baum BS, Kwon HJ, Shim JK. Amputee locomotion: Frequency content of prosthetic vs. intact limb vertical ground reaction forces during running and the effects of filter cut-off frequency. Journal of Biomechanics 60:248-252
Kim Y, Koh K, Yoon B, Kim WS, Shin JH, Park HS, Shim JK. Examining impairment of adaptive compensation for stabilizing motor repetitions in stroke survivors. Experimental Brain Research 235(12)
Miller RH, Brandon SCE, Scott Selbie W, Deluzio KJ. Commentary on "Modelling knee flexion effects on joint power absorption and adduction moment". Knee 24(5)
Miller RH, Krupenevich RL, Pruziner AL, Wolf EJ, Schnall BL. Medial knee joint contact force in the intact limb during walking in recently ambulatory service members with unilateral limb loss: a cross-sectional study. Peer J 5:e2960
Miller RH. Joint Loading in Runners Does Not Initiate Knee Osteoarthritis. Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews 45(2)
Krupenevich RL, Pruziner AL, Miller RH. Knee Joint Loading during Single-Leg Forward Hopping. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 49(11)
Logan D, Kiemel T, Jeka JJ. Using a System Identification Approach to Investigate Subtask Control during Human Locomotion. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience 10:146
Anson ER, Kiemel T, Carey JP, Jeka JJ. Eye Movements Are Correctly Timed During Walking Despite Bilateral Vestibular Hypofunction. Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology 18:4
Massarelli N, Yau AL, Hoffman KA, Kiemel T, Tytell ED.Characterization of the encoding properties of intraspinal mechanosensory neurons in the lamprey. Journal of Comparative Physiology. A, Neuroethology, Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology 203(10)
- Massarelli N, Clapp G, Hoffman K, Kiemel T. Entrainment ranges for chains of forced neural and phase oscillators. Journal of Mathematical Neuroscience 6:6. Download PDF
- Hwang S, Agada P, Grill S, Kiemel T, Jeka JJ. A central processing sensory deficit with Parkinson’s disease. Experimental Brain Research 234:2369–2379.
- Hwang S, Agada P, Kiemel T, Jeka JJ. Identification of the unstable human postural control system. Frontiers in systems neuroscience. 10: 22. Download PDF
- Edwards WB, Miller RH, Derrick TR. Femoral strain during walking predicted with muscle forces from static and dynamic optimization. Journal of Biomechanics 49(7): 1206-1213. Download PDF
- Karol S, Koh K, Kwon HJ, Park YS, Young Ha Kwon, Shim JK. Aging-related changes in hand intrinsic and extrinsic muscles and hand dexterity: an MRI investigation. Korean Journal of Sport Biomechanics 25:371-381.
- Baum BS, H Hobara, YH Kim, Shim JK. Amputee locomotion: Ground reaction forces during submaximal running with running-specific prostheses. Journal of Applied Biomechanics. EPub ahead of Print.
- Kim YS, Kim WS, Koh K, Yoon BC, Damiano DL, Shim JK. Deficits in motor abilities for multi-finger force control in hemiparetic stroke survivors. Experimental Brain Research 234:2391-402. Download PDF
- Park YS, Lim YT, Koh K, Kim JM, Kwon HJ, Yang JS, Shim JK. Association of spinal deformity and pelvic tilt with gait asymmetry in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients: ground reaction force investigation. Clinical Biomechanics 36:52-57.
- Koh K, Kwon HJ, Park YS, Kiemel T, Miller RH, Kim YH, Shin JH, Shim JK. Intra-auditory integration improves motor performance and synergy in an accurate multi-finger pressing task. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 10:1-11. Download PDF
- Park YS, Kwon HJ, Koh K, Shim JK. Age-related Changes in Multi-finger Synergy during Constant Force Production with and without Additional Mechanical Constraint. Korean Journal of Sports Biomechanics 26:175-181. Download PDF
- Koh K, Park YS, Park DW, Hong CK, Shim JK. Development of Core Strength Training Equipment and Its Effect on the Performance and Stability of the Elderly in Activities of Daily Living. Korean Journal of Sports Biomechanics 26:229-236.
- Couzin-Fuchs E, Kiemel T, Gal O, Ayali A, Holmes P. Intersegmental coupling and recovery from perturbations in freely-running cockroaches. Journal of Experimental Biology 218:285–297.
- Miller RH, Esterson AY, Shim JK. Joint contact forces when minimizing the external knee adduction moment by gait modification: a computer simulation study. The Knee 22(6), 481-489. Download PDF
- Koh K, Kwon HJ, Yoon BC, Cho Y, Shin JH, Hahn JO, Miller RH, Kim YH, Shim JK. The role of tactile sensation in online and offline hierarchical control of multi-finger force synergy. Experimental Brain Research 233(9), 2539-2547.
- Miller RH, Hamill J. Optimal footfall patterns for cost minimization in running. Journal of Biomechanics 48(11), 2858-2864. Download PDF
- Gentili RJ, Oh H, Huang DW, Katz GE, Miller RH, Reggia JA. A neural architecture for performing actual and mentally simulated movements during self-intended and observed bimanual arm reaching movements. International Journal of Social Robotics 7(3), 371-392.
- Graham RB, Smallman CLW, Miller RH, Stevenson JM. A dynamical systems analysis of assisted and unassisted anterior and posterior hand-held load carriage. Ergonomics 58(3), 480-491.
- Miller RH, Edwards WB, Deluzio KJ. Energy expended and knee joint load accumulated when walking, running, or standing for the same amount of time. Gait & Posture 41(1), 326-328. Download PDF
- Kim YS, Kim WS, Shim JK, Suh DW, Kim TY, Yoon BC. Difference of motor overflow depending on the impaired or unimpaired hand in stroke patients. Human Movement Science 39:154-62
- Park JB, Han DW, Shim JK. Effect of resistance training of the wrist joint muscles on multi-digit coordination. Perceptual and Motor Skills 120:816-40. Download PDF
- Carrignan J, Park YS, Koh K, Kwon HJ, Shim JK. Common basketball injuries and their prevention. Korean Journal of Growth and Development 23:1-6.
- Hsu J, Koh K, Park YS, Kwon HJ, Kim YH, Shin JH, Shim JK. Aging-related changes in hand intrinsic and extrinsic muscles and hand dexterity: an MRI investigation. Korean Journal of Sport Biomechanics 25:371-381.
- Logan D, Ivanenko YP, Kiemel T, Cappellini G, Sylos-Labini F, Lacquaniti F, Jeka JJ. Function dictates the phase dependence of vision during human locomotion. Journal of Neurophysiology 112:165–180
- Brandon SCE, Miller RH, Thelen DG, Deluzio KJ. Selective lateral muscle activation in subjects with moderate medial knee osteoarthritis does not unload medial knee condyle. Journal of Biomechanics 47(6), 1409-1415.
- Miller RH. A comparison of muscle energy models for simulating human walking in three dimensions. Journal of Biomechanics 47(6), 1373-1381.
- Miller RH, Edwards WB, Brandon SCE, Morton AM, Deluzio KJ. Why don’t most runners get knee osteoarthritis? A case for per-unit-distance loads. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 46(3), 572-579.
- Hobara H, Baum BS, Kwon HJ, Linberg A, Wolf EJ, Miller RH, Shim JK. Amputee locomotion: lower extremity loading using running-specific prostheses. Gait & Posture 39(1), 386-390.
- Otsuka M, Shim JK, Kurihara T, Yoshioka S, Isaka T. Effect of expertise on 3D force application during the starting block phase and subsequent steps in sprint running. Journal of Applied Biomechanics 30:390-400.
- Kim Y, Kim J, Shim JK, Suh DW, Yoon BC. The hypoalgesic effect of remote tactile sensory modulation on the mechanical sensitivity of trigger points: A randomized controlled study. NeuroRehabilitation 35:607-614.
- Logan D, Kiemel T, Jeka JJ. Asymmetric sensory reweighting in human upright stance. PLoS ONE 9(6): e100418.
- Anson A, Agada P, Kiemel T, Ivanenko Y, Lacquaniti F, Jeka J. Visual control of trunk translation and orientation during locomotion. Experimental Brain Research 232:1941–1951.
- Hwang S, Agada P, Kiemel T, Jeka JJ. Dynamic reweighting of three modalities for sensor fusion. PLoS ONE 9(1): e88132.
- Anson A, Rosenberg R, Agada A, Kiemel T, Jeka J. Does visual feedback during walking result in similar improvements in trunk control for young and older healthy adults? Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 10:110.
- Baum BS, Huang J, Schultz MP, Tian A, Shefter B, Wolf EJ, Kwon HK, Shim JK. Amputee Locomotion: Determining the inertial properties of running-specific prostheses. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 94:1776-1783.
- Kim Y, Shim JK, Hong YK, Lee SH, Yoon BC. Cutaneous sensory feedback plays a critical role in agonist-antagonist co-activation. Experimental Brain Research 229:149-156.
- Kim Y, Pyeon HY, Son J, Shim JK, Yoon BC. A neuromuscular strategy to prevent spinal torsion: backward perturbation alters asymmetry of transverus abdominis muscle thickness into symmetry. Gait and Posture 38:231-235.
- Hobara H, Baum BS, Kwon HJ, Miller RH, Ogata T, Kim YH, Shim JK. Amputee locomotion: Spring-like leg behavior and stiffness regulation using running-specific prostheses. Journal of Biomechanics 46:2483-2489.
- Russell EM, Miller RH, Umberger BR, Hamill J. Lateral wedges alter mediolateral load distribution at the knee in obese individuals. Journal of Orthopaedic Research 31(5), 665-671.
- Miller RH, Brandon SCE, Deluzio KJ. Predicting sagittal plane biomechanics that minimize the axial knee joint contact force during walking. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering 135(1), 011007.
- Shim JK, Karol S, Kim YS, Seo NJ, Kim YH, Kim YS, Yoon BC. Tactile feedback plays a critical role in maximum finger force production. Journal of Biomechanics 45: 415-420.
- Kim MJ, Karol S, Park JB, Auyang A, Kim YH, Kim S, Shim JK. Inter-joint synergies increase with motor task uncertainty in a whole-body pointing task. Neuroscience Letters 512(2): 214-217.
- Hook A, Karol S, Park JB, Kim YH, Shim JK. Handwriting: 3-d kinetic synergies in circle drawing movements. Motor Control 16(3):329-52.
- Park J, Baum BS, Kim YS, Kim YH, Shim JK. Prehension synergy: use of mechanical advantage during multi-finger torque production on mechanically fixed- and free objects. Journal of Applied Biomechanics 28(3):284-90
- Seo NJ, Shim JK, Engel A, Enders L. Grip surface affects maximum pinch force. Human Factors 53(6):740-8
- Miller RH, Brandon SCE, and Deluzio KJ (2012). Predicting sagittal plane biomechanics that minimize the axial knee joint contact force during walking. ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering 135(1):011007.
- Russell EM, Miller RH, Umberger BR, and Hamill J. Lateral wedges alter mediolateral load distributions at the knee joint in obese individuals. Journal of Orthopaedic Research 31(5): 665–671.
- Miller RH, Umberger BR, and Caldwell GE. Sensitivity of maximum sprinting speed to characteristic parameters of the muscle force-velocity relationship. Journal of Biomechanics 45, 1406-1413. Download PDF
- Miller RH, Umberger BR, and Caldwell GE. Limitations to maximum sprinting speed imposed by muscle mechanical properties. Journal of Biomechanics 45, 1092-1097. Download PDF
- Miller RH, Umberger BR, Hamill J, and Caldwell GE. Evaluation of the minimum energy hypothesis and other potential optimality criteria for human running. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 279, 1498-1505. Download PDF
- John D, Miller RH, Kozey-Keadle SL, Caldwell GE, and Freedson PS. Biomechanical examination of the plateau phenomenon in ActiGraph vertical activity counts. Physiological Measurement 33, 219-230. Download PDF
- Bair W-N, Kiemel T, Jeka JJ, Clark JE. Development of multisensory reweighting is impaired for quiet stance control in children with developmental coordination disorder (DCD). PLoS ONE 7(7): e40932.
- Polastri PF, Kiemel T, Barela JA, Jeka JJ. Dynamics of inter-modality re-weighting during human postural control. Experimental Brain Research 223:99–108. Download PDF
- Scholz JP, Park E, Jeka JJ, Sch ̈oner G, Kiemel T.How visual information links to multijoint coordination during quiet standing. Experimental Brain Research 222:229–239.
Shim JK, Park JB, Kim MJ, Kim S. Motor synergy research through Uncontrolled Manifold analysis. Korean Jouranl of Sport Psychology. 22(4): 127-142, 2011.
Karol S,Kim YS, Huang J, Kim YH, Koh J, Yoon BC, Shim JK. Multi-finger pressing synergies chane with the level of extra degrees of freedoms. Experimental Brain Research. 208(3): 359-367, 2011.
Miller RH and Caldwell GE. Practical lessons on running and jumping from computer simulations. Track and Cross Country Journal 1, 38-48. Download PDF
Hamill J, Russell EM, Gruber AH, and Miller RH. Impact characteristics in shod and barefoot running. Footwear Science 3, 33-40. Download PDF
Hasson CJ, Miller RH, and Caldwell GE (2011). Contractile and elastic ankle joint muscular properties in young and older adults. PLoS ONE 6, e15953. Download PDF
Shim JK, Hooke AW, Kim YS, Karol S, Park J, Kim YH. Handwriting: Hand-pen contact force synergies in circle drawing tasks. Journal of Biomechanics 43:2249-2253.
Kim YS, J Park, Shim JK Effect of aquatic locomotion exercise and progressive resistance exercise on patients who have undergone lumbar discectomy. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 91:208-214. Download PDF
Park JB, Kim YS, Shim JK. Prehension synergy: effects of static constraints on multi-finger prehension. Human Movement Science.29: 19-34. Download PDF
Kim YS, Park J, Shim JK. Effect of follow-up training frequency on lumbar extension strength in hernia-operated patients after initial recovery and training. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine. 42:839-845, 2010
Sheaff AK, Bennett A, Hanson ED, Kim Y, Hsu J, Shim JK, Edwards ST, Hurley BF. Physiological determents of the candidates physical ability tests in firefighters. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 24: 3112-3122.
Karol S, Kim YS, Huang J, Kim YH, Koh J, Yoon BC, and Shim JK. Multi-finger pressing synergies change with the level of extra degrees of freedom. Experimental Brain Research.
Miller RH, Chang R, Baird JL, Van Emmerik REA, and Hamill J (2010). Variability in kinematic coupling assessed by vector coding and continuous relative phase. Journal of Biomechanics 43, 2554-2560. Download PDF
Gillette JC, Stevermer CA, Miller RH, Meardon SA, and Schwab CV. The effects of age and type of carrying task on lower extremity kinematics. Ergonomics 53, 355-364. Download PDF
Kim CK, Lee DY, Kim YS, Huang JF, Park JB, Shim JK. Finger force enslaving and surplus in spinal cord injury patients. Experimental Brain Research. 195: 627-33. Download PDF
Shim JK, Karol S, Kim, YS, Yoon BC, Kim CK. Synergies: Coordinative interactions of motor effectors. ICHPER SD Asia Journal of Research. 1: 9-16. Download PDF
Goodman S, Haufler AJ, Shim JK, Hatfield BD. Regular and random components in aiming point trajectory during rifle aiming and shooting. Journal of Motor Behavior. 41: 367-82. Download PDF
Kim YS, Shim JK. Effect of backward walking rehabilitation exercise (ABRE) program on lumbar extension strength inhernia-operated patients. Journal of Sport and Leisure Studies. 35:801-813.
Park WI, Park SY, Choi HM, Lee JH, Jeon JM, Kim JK, Shim JK, Nho HS. Cardiovascular responses over the time course during muscle group III stimulation in prehypertensive individuals. Journal of Life Science. 19: 1564-1578, 2009
Hamill J, Russell EM, Gruber AH, Miller RH, and O'Connor KM (2009). Extrinsic foot muscle forces when running in varus, valgus and neutral shoes. Footwear Science 1, 153-161.Download PDF
Miller RH, Caldwell GE, Van Emmerik REA, Umberger BR, and Hamill J (2009). Ground reaction forces and lower extremity kinematics when running with suppressed arm swing. ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering 131, 124502. Download PDF
Miller RH and Hamill J (2009). Computer simulation of the effects of shoe cushioning on internal and external loading during running impacts. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering 12, 481-490. Download PDF
Miller RH, Gillette JC, Derrick TR, and Caldwell GE (2009). Muscle forces during running predicted by gradient-based and random search static optimisation algorithms. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering 12, 217-225. Download PDF
Shim JK, Hsu J, Karol S, Hurley B.F. Strength training increases training-specific multi-finger coordination in humans. Motor Control. 12:311-329. Download PDF
Oliveira MA, Park, JB, Hsu J, Clark JE, Shim JK. Age-related changes of multi-finger interactions during the adulthood. Human Movement Science. 27:714-727. Download PDF
Hooke AW, Park JB, Shim JK. Forces behind the words: development of the Kinetic Pen. Journal of Biomechanics. 41:2060-2064. Download PDF
Kim SW, Shim JK, Zatsiorsky VM, Latash ML. Finger Interdependence: Linking the Kinetic and Kinematic Variables. Human Movement Science. 27:408-422. Download PDF
Shim JK, Oliveira MA, Hsu J, Huang J, Park J, Clark JE. Hand Digit Control in Children: Age-related changes in hand digit force interactions during maximum flexion and extension force production tasks. Experimental Brain Research, 176: 374-386. Download PDF
Shim JK, Karol S, Hsu J, Oliveira MA. Hand digit control in children: Motor overflow in multi-finger force space during maximum voluntary force production. Experimental Brain Research. 186: 443-456 Download PDF
Oliveira MA, Rodrigues AM, Caballero RMS, de Souza Peterson RD, Shim JK. Strength and isometric torque control in individuals with Parkinson’s disease. Experimental Brain Research. 184: 445-450. Download PDF
Hamill J, Miller RH, Noehren B, and Davis IS. A prospective study of iliotibial band strain in runners. Clinical Biomechanics 23, 1018-1025. Download PDF
Miller RH, Meardon SA, Derrick TR, and Gillette JC (2008). Continuous relative phase variability during an exhaustive run in runners with a history of iliotibial band syndrome. Journal of Applied Biomechanics 24, 262-270. Download PDF
Shim JK, Park J. Prehension synergies: principle of superposition and hierarchical organization in circular object prehension, Experimental Brain Research, 180:541-556. Download PDF
Shim JK, Huang J, Hooke AW, Latash ML, Zatsiorsky VM. Multi-digit maximum voluntary torque productions on a circular object. Ergonomics, 50(5): 660-675. Download PDF
Oliveira MA, Shim JK. Motor Redundancy in Human Movements. Brazilian Journal of Motor Behavior. 29: 9-25.
Kim CK, Lee, DY, Lee YC, Shim JK, Huang JF. Development of finger strength and control. Journal of Sport and Leisure Studies. 31: 961-973.
Miller RH, Lowry JL, Meardon SA, and Gillette JC. Lower extremity mechanics of iliotibial band syndrome during an exhaustive run. Gait and Posture 26, 407-413. Download PDF
Oliveira MA, Loss J, Petersen R, Clark JE, Shim JK. Effect of kinetic redundancy on hand digit control in children with DCD. Neuroscience Letters 410:42-46. Download PDF
Shim JK, Park J, Zatsiorsky VM, Latash ML. Adjustments of prehension synergies in response to self-triggered and experimenter-triggered loading and torque perturbations. Experimental Brain Research, 175: 641-653. Download PDF
Kim SW, Shim JK, Zatsiorsky VM, Latash ML. Anticipatory adjustments of multi-finger synergies in preparation to self-triggered perturbations. Experimental Brain Research, 174: 604-612. Download PDF
Newton RU, Gerber A, Nimphius S, Shim JK, Doan BK, Robertson M, Pearson D, Craig B, Hakkinen K, and Kraemer W. Determination of functional strength imbalance of the lower extremities. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 20: 971-977. Download PDF
Mark L. Latash, Jae Kun Shim, Minoru Shinohara, Vladimir M. Zatsiorsky. Changes in finger coordination and hand function with advanced age. In: Latash ML (Ed.) Motor control and learning. 141-159, Springer. New York, NY.
Shim JK, Latash ML, Zatsiorsky VM. Prehension synergies: Trial-to-trial variability and principle of superposition during static prehension in three dimensions. Journal of Neurophysiology 93: 3649-3658. Download PDF
Shim JK, Kim SW, Oh SJ, Kang N, Zatsiorsky VM, Latash ML. Plastic changes in interhemispheric inhibition with practice of a two-hand force production task: a transcranial magnetic stimulation study. Neuroscience Letters 372: 104-108. Download PDF
Shim JK, Latash ML, Zatsiorsky VM. Prehension synergies in three dimensions. Journal of Neurophysiology. 93: 766-776. Download PDF
Shim JK, Olafsdottir H, Zatsiorsky VM, Latash ML. The emergence and disappearance of multi-digit synergies during force production tasks. Experimental Brain Research. 164: 260-270. Download PDF
Latash ML, Shim JK, Smilga AV, Zatsiorsky VM. A central back-coupling hypothesis on the organization of motor synergies: a physical metaphor and a neural model, Biological Cybernetics 3: 1-6. Download PDF
Goodman SR, Shim JK, Zatsiorsky VM, Latash ML. Motor variability within a multi-effector system: Experimental and analytical studies of multi-finger production of quick force pulses. Experimental Brain Research. 163: 75-85. Download PDF
Mark L. Latash, Halla Olafsdottir, Jae Kun Shim, Vladimir M. Zatsiorsky . Synergies that stabilize and destabilize action. In: Gantchev N. (Ed.) From Basic motor control to functional recovery – IV, pp. 19-25, Marin Drinov Academic Publishing House: Sofia, Bulgaria.
Jeka J, Kiemel T, Creath R, Horak F, Peterka R. Controlling human upright posture: velocity information is more accurate than position or acceleration. The Journal of Neurophysiology. 92:2368–2379.
Shim JK, Lay B, Zatsiorsky VM, Latash ML. Age-related changes in finger coordination in static prehension tasks. Journal of Applied Physiology, 97:213-24. Download PDF
Latash ML, Shim JK, Gao F, Zatsiorsky VM. Rotational equilibrium during multi-digit pressing and prehension. Motor Control 8:392-404. Download PDF
Jae Kun Shim, Mark L. Latash, Vladimir M. Zatsiorsky. Finger Coordination during moment production on a mechanically fixed object. Experimental Brain Research 157:457-67. Download PDF
Latash ML, Shim JK, Zatsiorsky VM. Is there a timing synergy during multi-finger production of quick force pulses?Experimental Brain Research 159:65-71. Download PDF
Zatsiorsky VM, Latash, ML Gao F, Shim JK. The principle of superposition in human prehension. Robotica. 22:231-234. Download PDF
- Doyle TA, Davis RW, Humphries B, Dugan EL, Shim JK, Horn BG, Newton RU. The Medical Classification System Used By The National Wheelchair Basketball Association Additional Evidence Supporting A Change. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly. 21:63-70
Kiemel T, Gormley KM, Guan L, Williams TL, Cohen AH. Estimating the strength and direction of functional coupling in the lamprey spinal cord. Journal of Computational Neuroscience. 15:233–245.
Shim JK, Latash ML, Zatsiorsky VM. The human central nervous system needs time to organize task-specific covariation of finger forces. Neuroscience Letters. 353:72-74. Download PDF
Shim JK, Latash ML, Zatsiorsky VM. Prehension synergies: Trial-to-trial variability and hierarchical organization of stable performance. Experimental Brain Research 152:173-184. Download PDF
Doan BK, Kwon YH, Newton RU, Shim JK, Popper EM, Rogers RA, Bolt LR, Robertson M, Kraemer WJ(2003). Evaluation of a Lower-Body Compression Garment. Journal of Sports Sciences 8:601-610. Download PDF
- Creath R, Kiemel T, Horak F, Jeka JJ. Limited control strategies with the loss of vestibular function. Experimental Brain Research. 145:323–333.
- Oie KS, Kiemel T, Jeka JJ. Multisensory fusion: simultaneous re-weighting of vision and touch for the control of human posture. Cognitive Brain Research.14:164–176.
- KiemelT,OieKS,JekaJJ. Multisensoryfusionandthestochasticstructureofpostural sway. Biological Cybernetics. 87:262–277.
June 24, 2020
Dr. Shim and his colleagues in computer science receive FY20 Brain and Behavior Initiative Seed Grant entitled Learning Age and Gender Adaptive Gait Motor Control based Emotion using Deep Neural Networks and Affective Modeling.
December 4, 2019
Dr. Shim and Dr. Ehsani receive Faculty-Student Research Award from UMD Graduate School for their proposed study on "Early detection of cognitive impairment with a dual-task reaching function".
September 1, 2019
Dr. Cunningham becomes an Assistant Professor at University of Bahamas
December 16, 2018
Dion Cunningham, a doctoral student in School of Music co-advised and co-chaired by Dr. Shim, had a successful dissertation defense and became "Dr. Cunningham". Congrats!!
Drs. Shim, Miller, and Kwon with the help of our graduate students, Mia and Sara, receive grant funding from Korea Institue of Machinery and Materials (KIMM). The purpose of this proposed R&D effort is to investigate human-human interactions (IPMS) through motor tasks involving multiple co-working humans and apply the knowledge to physical human-robot collaboration (PHRC) control mechanisms.
March 30, 2018
Dr. Diane Damiano from National Institue of Health (NIH) presents at NRC Research Seminar.
Title: Innovative Neurorehabilitation Approaches to Improve Gait in Children with Cerebral Palsy
Dr. Serap Bastepe-Gray, MD, MM, OTR/L, CPAM joins NRC faculty. Her expertise comprises pain and playing related musculoskeletal and neurological upper extremity disorders that affect musical performers.
New Visiting Professor
Dr. Moon Seok Park joins NRC as Visiting Clinical Professor from Seoul National University Bundang Hospital. Dr. Park is an orthopedic surgeon with expertise in cerebral palsy.
Dr. Shim receives a research grant from Samsung Electronics.
Jenna Burnett ,Mia Caminita, and Gina Garcia join the lab as graduate students!
Liz Bell receives Edwin & Kathryn Arbogast Award from AOPA!
Edwin and Kathryn Arbogast Award was awarded for the best prosthetic abstract to her work entitled:
“A Mixed-Methods Examination of Limitations to Physical Activity as Reported by Individuals with Lower Extremity Amputations”