Dr. Deepak Kumar has been selected for the 2018 Eugene Michels New Investigator Award from the American Physical Therapy Association! The award will be presented at the APTA NEXT Conference and Exposition at Orlando, FL in June. Congratulations to Dr. Kumar!
Read more about it on the BU Sargent website.
On April 11, we celebrated National Biomechanics Day in our lab, along with our colleagues from the Human Adaptation Lab and Motor Development Lab at Boston University. Students from Match Education Charter School and Roxbury Youth Orchestra spent a couple of hours with us to learn about #biomechanics and have some fun!
UROP’s mission is to nurture curiosity, to capture imagination, and to cultivate relationships between faculty and students beyond the classroom to shape independent, innovative, and collaborative leaders. The UROP program supports undergraduate students engaged in research with faculty at BU.
On Saturday March 24, we hosted a user meeting for users of Qualisys motion capture system (Qualisys AB, Göteborg, Sweden) in the North-East of the US. It turned out to be a very interesting and interactive session with users from our lab, the Neuromotor Recovery Lab at BU, Wyss Insitute at Harvard, New Balance Athletics Inc., and Delsys, Inc.!
At the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting meeting in New Orleans in February, Dr. Kumar presented on walking patterns and MRI detected early post-traumatic osteoarthritis after ACL reconstruction surgery.
We requested faculty and students from the College of Fine Arts to help create a unique work of art for our lab using items leftover from the lab constructions. The art piece titled “Life Force” was installed recently. Prof. Lydia Musco and her students from Sculpture 2 class created this amazing piece!
In the words of the students –
“Life Force is a collaborative art installation created for the Movement & Applied Imaging Lab at Sargent College by the College of Fine Arts Sculpture II class led by Lydia Musco and assisted by Kayla Arias. Composed of two large wall panels, the project is a reflection of the lab’s scientific purpose: to encourage the repair of one’s “life-force” through the testing of joint agility. The piece was created by utilizing pieces of the hardware used to install force measurement instruments in the floor of the lab and incorporated conceptual ideas surrounding movement in the overall composition. Through weeks of collaboration, the students in the Sculpture class created an installation mirroring movement for the viewing of all who work in the Lab. This collaboration between Sargent College and the College of Fine Arts has been an incredible opportunity to merge the “East” and “West” sides of BU through the appreciation of art and community.”
Read more here in Squinch Magazine.
Congratulations to Vicki (4 time awardee) and Dan (1st award) for UROP Spring 2018 awards! Keep up the great work!
Dr. Kumar spoke about “Rehabilitation Approaches in Knee Osteoarthritis” and participated in a Q&A panel at the Osteoarthritis and Pain Symposium on December 20, 2017 at BU School of Medicine. The symposium was organized by Dr. Tuhina Neogi and sponsored by Pfizer and Lilly. A very informative event featuring international experts in OA who happen to be our collaborators!
Celebrating the holidays and the end of the semester with White Elephant games and pizza!
Dr. Kumar was at the Peterborough Senior Center on Thursday December 14 meeting with the seniors and discussing strategies to manage knee osteoarthritis.