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Lena Ting is an associate professor in the Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Emory University and Georgia Tech. Her research focuses on neuromechanics of muscle coordination for locomotion and balance. Using a combination of musculoskeletal modeling and behavioral experiments in humans and animals, she studies interactions between neural sensorimotor systems and musculoskeletal biomechanics. The goal of this research is to reveal general principles of muscle coordination for walking, with implications for rehabilitation and robotics.
Additionally, Ting is interested in how humans and animals perform coordinated movements so elegantly, and she is developing conceptual frameworks in neuromechanics to quantify how human cognition and perception influence muscle coordination and biomechanics to produce skilled movements. Ultimately, she hopes to unravel how social, cultural and biological influences shape individual movements. Her research has implications for physical therapy and rehabilitation, as well as the development of prosthetics.
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