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Jill Higginson

Jill Higginson

Professor
201B Spencer Lab/STAR
Newark, Delaware 19716
Phone: 302-831-6622
higginso@udel.edu

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EDUCATION

PhD | Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
MS | Bioengineering, Penn State University
BS | Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  • Investigates the causes of problems with walking experienced by stroke patients.
  • Research analyzes whether gait (walking) problems are muscle-related or caused by interference in signals sent from the brain.
  • Also researches the mechanisms of osteoarthritis, particularly the wearing down of cartilage in the knee.
  • Can speak about musculoskeletal biomechanics and simulation of human movement.

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Biomechanical Engineering

FACULTY EXPERTISE

  • Biomechanics

 

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