Publications O’Neill MC, Umberger BR, Holowka NB, Larson SG & Reiser PJ. (2017). Chimpanzee ‘super strength’ and human skeletal muscle evolution. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114, 7343- 7348.  [Link] Umberger BR & Miller RH. (2017). Optimal control modeling of human movement. In B Müller & SI Wolf (Eds.), Handbook of Human Motion. Berlin: Springer. 1-22.  [Link] Erdemir A, Guess TM, Halloran JP, Modenese L, Reinbolt JA, Thelen DG & Umberger BR. (2016). Commentary on the integration of model sharing and reproducibility analysis to scholarly publishing workflow in computational biomechanics. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering 63, 2080-2085.  [PDF] Young S, Gardiner B, Mehdizadeh A, Rubenson J, Umberger BR & Smith D. (2016). Adaptive remodeling of Achilles tendon: A multi-scale computational model. PLOS Computational Biology 12, e1005106.  [PDF] Lim J, Schuna JM Jr., Busa MA, Umberger BR, Katzmarzyk PT, van Emmerik REA & Tudor-Locke C. (2016). Allometrically scaled children’s clinical and free-living ambulatory behavior. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 48, 2407-2416.  [PDF] Lee L-F & Umberger BR. (2016). Generating optimal control simulations of musculoskeletal movement with OpenSim and MATLAB. PeerJ 4, e1638.  [PDF] LaPre AK, Umberger BR & Sup F. (2016). A robotic foot-ankle prosthesis with active alignment. Journal of Medical Devices 10, 025001.  [PDF] Callahan DM, Umberger BR & Kent-Braun JA. (2016). Mechanisms of in vivo muscle fatigue in humans: investigating age-related fatigue resistance with a computational model. Journal of Physiology 594, 3407-3421.  [PDF] O’Neill MC, Lee L-F, Demes B, Thompson NE, Larson SG, Stern JT Jr. & Umberger BR. (2015). Three- dimensional kinematics of the pelvis and hind limbs in chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) and human bipedal walking. Journal of Human Evolution 86, 32-42.  [PDF] Anderson DD & Umberger BR. (2015). Forward: Special issue on symposia organized by the American Society of Biomechanics at the 7th World Congress of Biomechanics. Journal of Biomechanics 48, 2835-2836.  [PDF] Demes B, Thompson NE, O'Neill MC & Umberger BR. (2015). Center of mass mechanics of chimpanzee bipedal walking. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 156, 422-433.  [PDF] Umberger BR & Caldwell GC. (2014). Musculoskeletal Modeling. In Robertson et al. (Eds.) Research Methods in Biomechanics, 2nd Edition. Champaingn, IL: Human Kinetics. 247-276. LaPre AK, Umberger BR & Sup F. (2014). Simulation of a powered ankle prosthesis with dynamic joint alignment. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 1618-1621.  [PDF] O’Neill MC, Lee L-F, Larson SG, Demes B, Stern JT Jr. & Umberger BR. (2013). A three-dimensional musculoskeletal model of the chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) pelvis and hind limb. Journal of Experimental Biology 216, 3709-3723.  [PDF] Gruber AH, Umberger BR, Braun B & Hamill J. (2013). Economy and rate of carbohydrate oxidation during running with rearfoot and forefoot strike patterns. Journal of Applied Physiology 115, 194-201.  [PDF] Callahan DM, Umberger BR & Kent-Braun JA. (2013). A computational model of torque generation: neural, contractile, metabolic and musculoskeletal components. PLOS ONE 8, e56013.  [PDF] Umberger BR, Augsburger S, Resig J, Oeffinger D, Shapiro R & Tylkowski C. (2013). Generation, absorption, and transfer of mechanical energy during walking in children. Medical Engineering and Physics 35, 644-651.  [PDF] Russell EM, Miller RH, Umberger BR & Hamill J. (2013). Lateral wedges alter mediolateral load distributions at the knee joint in obese individuals. Journal of Orthopedic Research 31, 665-671.  [PDF] Miller RH, Umberger BR, Hamill J & Caldwell GC. (2012). Evaluation of the minimum energy hypothesis and other potential optimality criteria for human running. Proceedings of the Royal Society, B 279, 1498- 1505.  [PDF] Miller RH, Umberger BR & Caldwell GC. (2012). Sensitivity of maximum sprinting speed to characteristic parameters of the muscle force-velocity relationship. Journal of Biomechanics 45, 1406-1413.  [PDF] Miller RH, Umberger BR & Caldwell GC. (2012). Limitations to maximum sprinting speed imposed by muscle mechanical properties. Journal of Biomechanics 45, 1092-1097.  [PDF] Umberger BR & Rubenson J. (2011). Understanding muscle energetics in locomotion: new modeling and experimental approaches. Exercise and Sports Sciences Reviews 39, 59-67.  [PDF] Bolgla LA, Malone TR, Umberger BR & Uhl TL. (2011). Comparison of hip and knee strength and neuromuscular activity in subjects with and without patellofemoral pain syndrome. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy 6, 285-296.  [PDF] Seeley MK, Umberger BR, Clasey JL & Shapiro R. (2010). The relation between mild leg-length inequality and able-bodied gait asymmetry. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine 9, 572-579.  [PDF] Umberger BR. (2010). Stance and swing phase costs in human walking. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 7, 1329-1340.  [PDF]  [Supplementary Material] Bolgla LA, Malone TR, Umberger BR & Uhl TL. (2010). Reliability of evaluation tools used for assessing hip and knee function, strength, and neuromuscular activity in females diagnosed with patellofemoral pain syndrome. Journal of Electromyography & Kinesiology 20, 142-147.  [PDF] Click HERE for papers published before 2010.
Locomotion Research Group
Locomotion Research Group Department of Kinesiology University of Massachusetts 30 Eastman Lane Amherst, MA 01003-9258 Phone: 413-545-1436 Fax: 413-545-2906
Studying fundamental and clinical aspects of human locomotion