Biomechanics and Wearables Laboratory
Ryan Chapman, Ph.D
The director of the BWL is Assistant Professor Ryan Chapman. Dr. Chapman is a biomedical engineer who is passionate about improving diagnosis and treatment of movement pathologies.
The Biomechanics and Wearables Laboratory (BWL) group is focused on improving clinical practice through better understanding human musculoskeletal biomechanics using novel technology, like wearable sensors and machine learning. This includes investigations continuously monitoring patient performance before and after joint replacements, development of wearables to evaluate pre- and post-partum status in expectant mothers, and assessment of rehabilitation compliance using wearables and machine learning. Our process focuses on developing solutions at the intersection between high quality engineering solutions, distinct clinical needs, and high-value healthcare through studies in the basic sciences, translational sciences, and clinical trials. Click through the tabs above to learn more about our work, the people in the lab, and how our work is improving healthcare.