Welcome to the Locomotion Research Group The mission of the Locomotion Research Group at UMass Amherst is the pursuit of knowledge that enhances our understanding of the mechanics, energetics, and control of bipedal locomotion. We study basic and clinical aspects of locomotion in humans and other bipeds, using a combination of experimental and computer modeling techniques. Please explore our site using the links to the left. Current research is supported by the National Science Foundation, National Center for Simulation in Rehabilitation Research, Kosair Charities, and the UMass Amherst Research Office. News LRG releases new musculoskeletal model (see the project page on SimTK). Article on footstrike patterns in running picked up by NY Times and Runner’s World. © 2014 LRG | Department of Kinesiology | University of Massachusetts Amherst Locomotion Research Group Department of Kinesiology University of Massachusetts 30 Eastman Lane Amherst, MA 01003-9258 Phone: 413-545-1436 Fax: 413-545-2906