Mechanical Engineering

Neuromechanics of Movement

Neuromechanics of Movement
Biomechanics and neural control of human movement. Principles of mechanical engineering (system dynamics, control) and physiology (motor neuroscience, musculoskeletal biomechanics) are combined to model and simulate how humans plan, control, learn, and adapt their movements.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesME EN 335; or instructor's consent.
 ProgramsContaining ME EN 552
Course Outcomes: 

Nervous and Musculoskeletal Systems Interaction

1. Understand how the nervous and musculoskeletal systems interact during movement.

Apply Basic Principles to Model Human Movement

2. Apply basic principles of system dynamics, robotics, and control to model human movement.

Simulate Human Movement

3. Use programming and numerical methods to simulate human movement.

Motor Learning and Planning

4. Understand, model, and/or simulate motor learning and planning.

Motor Control

5. Learn, create, and share a hands-on project related to motor control.