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ENRICH-0745 – R1 In-Person: Biomechanics of Human Movement (ENRICH-0745_MOVE)

Everyone Is a Biomechanist: Biomechanics of Human Movement

The way you move matters. From literally rolling out of the bed when you woke up this morning, to rapidly moving your eyes as you scan the back of your cereal box, to scurrying down the sidewalk without tripping because you’re late for work.

“Now consider what doing any of those movements involves. How much motion occurs in your joints? How much effort do you need? What muscles do you use? Just by entertaining these questions, you’ve become a biomechanist,” says University of Denver mechanical engineering professor Bradley Davidson.

In this lecture, Davidson offers an insider’s view of DU’s Human Dynamics Lab, how those questions are answered and how the answers are being put to use to improve our daily lives. “Essentially, we reverse engineer the design of the human body,” Davidson says. “A biomechanist borrows analysis tools from the fields of engineering, physics and computer science, then marries them with neurophysiology, anatomy and medicine to understand how and why we move the way we do.”

Discover all of the mechanics and the latest research behind knee and hip rehabilitation, concussion recovery, shoe design, ski biomechanics, walking after spinal cord injury, treatment for long COVID and so much more. Plus, learn how scientists are keeping people of all ages physically active through biomechanics research and education.

One in-person session
Tue., Apr. 4, 2023, 6:30-8 pm MT

Bradley Davidson is an associate professor of mechanical engineering at the Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science. He also works at DU’s Center for Orthopaedic Biomechanics. He holds a PhD in biomedical engineering, a master’s degree in engineering mechanics and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.

R1 lectures will be recorded for faculty and Enrichment Program use only. Registration for these lectures gives the University of Denver your consent to use any and all of your voice, image and likeness, with or without using your name, in connection with the Enrichment Program, for the purposes of advertising and promoting the program and/or for other purposes deemed appropriate by the Enrichment Program at its reasonable discretion, except to the extent prohibited by law.
Course Details
Location: University ParkMode of Study: In-personPlaces Left: 42Waitlist Places Left: 10


Days of the WeekStart DateEnd DateTimeVenueInstructor
Tuesday4th April 20234th April 202306:30PM - 08:00PMN/ABradley Davidson