26 Jul 2020
Welcome to the first in our series of Client Spotlight articles. Our aim is to showcase some of the fascinating work our clients are doing, and how they’re using cutting-edge technology to do it.
Today, we spoke to Dr. Robert Catena, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology at Washington State University.
I oversee the Gait and Posture Biomechanics lab at WSU. This lab is used to conduct research in dynamic balance, with the goal of reducing falls in society. Beyond its research goals, the lab also gives students the opportunity to use some of the most advanced movement analysis equipment available.
Much of my current research (over the last five years) is focused on understanding balance control changes during pregnancy, with the goals of reducing fall rates for pregnant women, and understanding how reproduction was affected by our evolution to bipedalism.
I also teach Biomechanics to undergraduate students at the university.
The Gait and Posture Biomechanics Lab includes everything we need to undertake and successfully complete research of dynamic balance control.
Our technology includes:
You can read more about the lab here: https://labs.wsu.edu/biomechanics/facility/
You can find it all listed on my Google Scholar profile here:
DOWNLOAD CASE STUDY>