The Biodynamics Laboratory is a place where innovative applications of science transpire to promulgate Fundamental Research.
The mission of the Biodynamics Laboratory involves the development of multi-modal measures used in synchronous conjunction to accurately identify and quantify fundamental biodynamic issues inherent to human performance. By identifying these issues, normal and abnormal biodynamic behaviors are readily ascertained and applied to any clinical or investigative scenario.
Recent applications of these protocols model human interfaces with existing and developmental devices such as computer input devices, musical instruments, sports equipment, and powered and non-powered tools. Other applications being developed within the laboratory focus on spacesuit and space tool development for NASA, hand/arm vibration, advanced vascular imaging techniques, tissue engineering and computational biomechanics.
Cherniack M, Brammer AJ, Lundstrom R, Morse TF, Neely G, Nilsson T, Peterson D, Toppila E, Warren N, Diva U, Croteau M, Dussetschleger J. The effect of different warming methods on sensory nerve conduction velocity in shipyard workers occupationally exposed to hand-arm vibration. Int Arch Occup Environ Health. 2008 Aug; 81(8):1045-58. View in PubMed.
Cherniack M, Brammer AJ, Lundstrom R, Meyer JD, Morse TF, Neely G, Nilsson T, Peterson D, Toppila E, Warren N. The Hand-Arm Vibration International Consortium (HAVIC): prospective studies on the relationship between power tool exposure and health effects. J Occup Environ Med. 2007 Mar; 49(3):289-301. View in PubMed.
Cherniack M, Brammer AJ, Nilsson T, Lundstrom R, Meyer JD, Morse T, Neely G, Peterson D, Toppila E, Warren N, Atwood-Sanders M, Michalak-Turcotte C, Abbas U, Bruneau H, Croteau M, Fu RW. Nerve conduction and sensorineural function in dental hygienists using high frequency ultrasound handpieces. Am J Ind Med. 2006 May; 49(5):313-26. View in PubMed.
Cherniack M, Morse TF, Brammer AJ, Lundstrom R, Meyer JD, Nilsson T, Peterson D, Toppila E, Warren N, Fu R, Bruneau H, Croteau M. Vibration exposure and disease in a shipyard: a 13-year revisit. Am J Ind Med. 2004 Jun; 45(6):500-12. View in PubMed.
Cherniack M, Brammer AJ, Lundstrom R, Meyer J, Morse TF, Nealy G, Nilsson T, Peterson D, Toppilla E, Warren N, Fu RW, Bruneau H. Segmental nerve conduction velocity in vibration-exposed shipyard workers. Int Arch Occup Environ Health. 2004 Apr; 77(3):159-76. View in PubMed.
Cherniack M, Brammer A, Meyer J, Morse T, Peterson D, Fu R. Skin temperature recovery from cold provocation in workers exposed to vibration: a longitudinal study. Occup Environ Med. 2003 Dec; 60(12):962-8. View in PubMed.
Morse TF, Michalak-Turcotte C, Atwood-Sanders M, Warren N, Peterson DR, Bruneau H, Cherniack M. A pilot study of hand and arm musculoskeletal disorders in dental hygiene students. J Dent Hyg. 2003; 77(3):173-9. View in PubMed.
Wadhwa S, Godwin SL, Peterson DR, Epstein MA, Raisz LG, Pilbeam CC. Fluid flow induction of cyclo-oxygenase 2 gene expression in osteoblasts is dependent on an extracellular signal-regulated kinase signaling pathway. J Bone Miner Res. 2002 Feb; 17(2):266-74. View in PubMed.
Morse T, Warren N, Cherniack M, Fletcher F, Peterson D. The creation of ergonomic data sheets for hazard communication of work-related musculoskeletal disorders. Appl Occup Environ Hyg. 2001 Aug; 16(8):823-31. View in PubMed.