Biomechanics topic of next Omaha Science Cafe

Aug 6, 2014

The next Omaha Science Café will focus on Biomechanics.

Dr. Sara Myers, an assistant professor in the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation and assistant director of the Biomechanics Research Building at UNO, is the featured speaker.

Myers says she will introduce the Biomechanics Research Building, as well as explain what Biomechanics is and how UNO is using Biomechanics.  She says she will spend most of her time discussing research.

"We are specifically studying human movement so we actually use biomechanics to identify specific problems in movement and then we can evaluate current treatment practices and develop new rehabilitations."

Myers says right now, researchers are using biomechanics to study individuals who have had a stroke, who have fallen or are at risk to fall and people with amputations. 

She says at the Science Café she’ll discuss the work that UNO is doing in helping these different groups in terms of improving function and quality of life.

The Science Café takes place at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 12th at the Slowdown.