The University of Texas at Austin
Cockrell School of Engineering

Richard R. Neptune, PhD John T. MacGuire Professor


University of Texas at Austin
Cockrell School of Engineering

204 E. Dean Keeton Street, Stop C2200

Austin, TX 78712-1591

Phone: (512) 471-0848
Fax: (512) 471-8727


Our lab's research interests are in the areas of musculoskeletal and sport biomechanics and neuromotor control of human movement. Our research integrates musculoskeletal modeling, computer simulation and experimental analysis techniques to analyze various patient populations including lower-limb amputees and those with post-stroke hemiparesis. Additional research is directed at optimizing orthotic and prosthetic designs to enhance performance using advanced additive manufacturing techniques. Research projects have been funded primarily by the VA, NSF and NIH.

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Neptune, R.R. and McGowan, C.P. (2016). Muscle contributions to frontal plane angular momentum during walking. Journal of Biomechanics 49(13): 2975-2981. Download PDF

Yeates, K., J.D., Segal, A.D., Neptune, R.R. and Klute, G.K. (2016). Balance and recovery on coronally-uneven and unpredictable terrain. Journal of Biomechanics 49(13): 2734-2740. Download PDF

Slowik, J.S., Requejo, P.S., Mulroy, S.J. and Neptune, R.R. (2016). The influence of wheelchair propulsion hand pattern on upper extremity muscle power and stress. Journal of Biomechanics 49(9):1554-1561. Download PDF

Vistamehr, A., Kautz, S.A., Bowden, M.G. and Neptune, R.R. (2016). Correlations between measures of dynamic balance in individuals with post-stroke hemiparesis. Journal of Biomechanics 49(3): 369-400. Download PDF

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