Title:

Assistant Professor

Office Information:

UNC Chapel Hill
328 Taylor Hall
109 Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 966-6119

Education:

B.S., Engineering Science and Mechanics, Virginia Tech, 2004
M.S., Engineering Mechanics (Biomechanics), Virginia Tech, 2006
Ph.D., Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado Boulder, 2012

Email:

jrfranz@email.unc.edu

Lab Site:

http://abl.bme.unc.edu/

Research and Publications:

Rehabilitation Engineering
Neuromuscular biomechanics; Sensorimotor control; Aging and age-related mobility impairment
Research: The overarching goal of our research program is to investigate musculoskeletal and sensorimotor mechanisms governing mobility impairment and falls risk due to aging and neurological injury and disease, and to introduce creative new rehabilitative approaches for preserving independent mobility and preventing falls. We use a highly integrative approach that combines quantitative motion analysis and electromyography with dynamic ultrasound imaging, computational simulation, and virtual reality.

Selected Publications Link:
Pubmed