MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Faculty

Dr. Kurt Manal

Research Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Delaware
201C Spencer Lab
Newark, DE 19716
Email: manal@udel.edu

Personal website: http://research.me.udel.edu/~manal


Executive Summary

Dr. Kurt Manal is a research assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering with appointments in Biomedical Engineering and the Biomechanics and Movement Science Program. Dr. Manal received his Ph.D. in Biomechanics & Movement Science from the University of Delaware in 1998. He then conducted post-doctoral training in the Department of Mechanical Engineering using and developing neuromuscular models to study normal and pathological movement. Dr. Manal’s current research interests include the prediction of muscle forces and joint loading in patients with ACL injury and in people with knee osteoarthritis.

Key Publications

Shao Q, MacLeod TD, Manal K, Buchanan TS. Estimation of ligament loading and anterior tibial translation in healthy and ACL-deficient knees during gait and the influence of increasing tibial slope using EMG-driven approach. Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 2011 Jan;39(1):110-21.

Manal, K. & Stanhope, S.J. A novel method for displaying gait and clinical movement analysis data. Gait and Posture, 20(2): 222-226, 2004.

Buchanan, T.S., Lloyd, D.G., Manal, K. and Besier, T.F. Neuromusculoskeletal modeling: estimation of muscle forces and joint moments and movements from measurements of neural command. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 20: 367-395, 2004.

Manal K, McClay IS, Richards J, Galinat B & Stanhope S. Knee moment profiles during walking: errors due to soft tissue movement of the shank and the influence of the reference coordinate system. Gait and Posture, 15(1): 10-17, 2002.

Research Areas

Biomedical Engineering
human movement, motion analysis, neuromuscular modeling, EMG, muscle & joint contact force

Biomechanics
human movement, motion analysis, neuromuscular modeling, EMG, muscle & joint contact force

Life & Health Sciences
human movement, motion analysis, neuromuscular modeling, EMG, muscle & joint contact force

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