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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Mark Price

Postdoctoral Researcher, MIE and Kinesiology
Postdoctoral Researcher, Human Robot System Lab and UMass Integrative Locomotion Lab
Lecturer, MIE
Postdoctoral Researchers


Mark is a postdoctoral research associate working jointly with Prof. Meghan Huber in the Human Robot Systems Laboratory and Prof. Wouter Hoogkamer in the UMass Intergrative Locomotion Lab (UMILL). His research focuses on developing prosthetic and wearable robotic designs that work with the user to improve outcomes, using musculoskeletal simulations and experimental interventions to investigate new design paradigms.

Mark received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2014. He received his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 2016 and his PhD in Mechanical Engineering in 2021, both under Prof. Frank Sup in the Mechatronics and Robotics Research Lab (MRRL) at the University of Masschusetts Amherst.

Mark enjoys tabletop roleplaying, historical fencing, and playing fiddle music on every instrument except the fiddle.

Recent Publications

Price, M., Abdikadirova, B., Locurto, D., Moreno Jaramillo, J., Cline, N., Hoogkamer, W., & Huber, M. E. (2022, October). Unilateral stiffness modulation with a robotic hip exoskeleton elicits adaptation during gait. To appear in IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS). IEEE.
Price, M., Huber, M. E., & Hoogkamer, W. (2022). Minimum effort simulations of split-belt treadmill walking exploit asymmetry to reduce metabolic energy expenditure. bioRxiv.
Price, M. A., & Sup, F. C. (2020). Non-anthropomorphic Prosthesis Design Generated from Simulated Gait Optimization. In 2020 8th IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference for Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob) (pp. 617-622). IEEE.
Price, M. A., LaPrè, A. K., Johnson, R. T., Umberger, B. R., & Sup IV, F. C. (2020). A model‐based motion capture marker location refinement approach using inverse kinematics from dynamic trials. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering, 36(1), e3283.
Price, M. A., Beckerle, P., & Sup, F. C. (2019). Design optimization in lower limb prostheses: A review. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 27(8), 1574-1588.
Price, M. A., Umberger, B. R., & Sup, F. C. (2019). Dynamic optimization of gait with a generalized lower-limb prosthesis model. In 2019 IEEE 16th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR) (pp. 734-739). IEEE.
Price, M. A., & Sup IV, F. C. (2018). A handheld haptic robot for large-format touchscreens. IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 23(5), 2347-2357.
M.A. Price, A.K. LaPré, R.D. Wedge, B.R. Umberger, and F.C. Sup IV. (2018). Dynamic model marker placement refinement, World Congress of Biomechanics: Dublin, Ireland.
LaPrè, A. K., Price, M. A., Wedge, R. D., Umberger, B. R., & Sup IV, F. C. (2018). Approach for gait analysis in persons with limb loss including residuum and prosthesis socket dynamics. International journal for numerical methods in biomedical engineering, 34(4), e2936.
Price, M., & Sup, F. C. (2016, April). A robotic touchscreen totem for two-dimensional haptic force display. In 2016 IEEE Haptics Symposium (HAPTICS) (pp. 72-77). IEEE.
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Contact Information

ELab Room 102