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Frank Sup

Associate Professor

Design, modeling and control of electromechanical systems with a focus on rehabilitation engineering.

Learn more at mie.umass.edu/faculty/frank-sup

Academic Background

  • BS University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2001
  • MS Vanderbilt University, 2006
  • PhD Vanderbilt University, 2009
F. Fitzgerald, M.F. Bartlett, R.A. Martin, E.J. Francisco, F.C. Sup IV, R. Nagarajan, J.A. Kent, “Effects of Old Age and Contraction Mode on Knee Extensor Muscle Metabolic Economy In Vivo” Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, vol. 52:5 Supplement, 2020.
M.A. Price, A.K. LaPrè, R.T. Johnson, B.R. Umberger, F.C. Sup IV. A Model-Based Motion Capture Marker Location Refinement Approach using Inverse Kinematics from Dynamic Trials”, Int J Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering, 2020; 36:e3283.
Sup, F., Huber, M., and Follette, D., “We engineered a protective face shield for COVID-19. Here are management lessons that apply to any industry”, Fast Company, Apr, 20, 2020.
V.Q. Nguyen, M.A. Price, A.K. LaPrè, B.R. Umberger, and F.C. Sup IV, “Inclusion of Actuator Dynamics in Simulations of Assisted Human Movement”, Int J Numer Meth Biomed Engng; 36:e3334, 2020.
S. P. Sitole, A. K. LaPre and F. C. Sup IV, “Application and Evaluation of Lighthouse Technology for Precision Motion Capture,” in IEEE Sensors Journal, doi: 10.1109/JSEN.2020.2983933, 2020.
Y. Jaber, E.J. Francisco, L. Fitzgerald, M. Bartlett, J. Kent, and F.C. Sup IV, “A Magnetic Resonance Compatible Lower Limb Ergometer”, ASME J. of Biomechanical Engineering, 142(9): 095001, 2020.
R.D. Wedge, F.C. Sup IV, and B.R. Umberger, “Speed Effects of Knee Joint Loading in People with Unilateral Transtibial Amputation”, American Society of Biomechanics Annual Conference: Online, August 2020.
M.A. Price and F.C. Sup IV, “Non-anthropomorphic Prosthesis Design Generated from Simulated Gait Optimization”, IEEE/RAS Int. Conf. on Biorobotics and Biomechatronics-BioRob, (accepted), 2020.
M.A. Price, P. Beckerle, and F.C. Sup IV, “Design Optimization in Lower Limb Prostheses: A Review”, IEEE Trans. on Neural Systems and Rehab. Eng, 27(8), 1574-88, 2019.
V.Q. Nguyen, F.C. Sup IV, and B.R. Umberger, “Bilevel Optimization for Cost Function Determination in Dynamic Simulation of Human Gait.”, IEEE Trans. on Neural Systems and Rehab. Eng, 27(7), 1426-35, 2019.
M.A. Price, B.R. Umberger, and F.C. Sup IV, “Dynamic Optimization of Gait with a Generalized Lower-Limb Prosthesis Model.”, IEEE Int. Conf. on Rehabilitation Robotics, 2019.
V.Q. Nguyen, B.R. Umberger, and F.C. Sup IV, “Predictive Simulation of Human Walking Augmented by a Powered Ankle Exoskeleton.”, IEEE Int. Conf. on Rehabilitation Robotics, 2019.
V.Q. Nguyen, F.C. Sup IV, and B.R. Umberger, “Using Direct Collocation for Solving Bilevel Optimization Problems for Human Walking”, Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics: Calgary, Canada, August 2019.
M.A. Price and F.C. Sup IV, “A Handheld Haptic Robot for Large-Format Touchscreens.” IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 23(5), p. 2347-57, 2018.
R.D. Wedge, A.K. LaPré, F.C. Sup IV, and B.R. Umberger, “Medial-Lateral Gait Stability in People with Transtibal Amputation across Walking Speeds”, American Society of Biomechanics Annual Conference: Rochester, MN, August 2018.
M.A. Price, A.K. LaPré, R.D. Wedge, B.R. Umberger, and F.C. Sup IV, “Dynamic Model Marker Placement Refinement”, World Congress of Biomechanics: Dublin, Ireland, July 2018.
K. Jung, Y. Jaber, F.C. Sup IV, “A Validation of MR Flow Velocity Mapping with Automated Phase Offset Correction Using a Gel Flow Phantom Controlled by a Motorized Piston in MR Phase Contrast Cine Flow Measurement” Int. Society of Magnetic Resonance Meeting, 2018.
A.K. LaPrè, M. Price, R. Wedge, B.R. Umberger, F. Sup. “Approach for Gait Analysis in Persons with Limb Loss Including Residuum and Prosthesis Socket Dynamics“, Int J Numer Meth Biomed Engng, 34(4), p.e2936, 2018.
 
Contact Info

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
120 E Marston Hall
160 Governor's Drive
Amherst, MA 01003

(413) 545-2946
sup@ecs.umass.edu

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