University of Delaware - College of Engineering
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Faculty

Dr. Jill Higginson

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Delaware
201B Spencer Lab/STAR
Newark, DE 19716
Email: higginso@udel.edu

Personal website: http://research.me.udel.edu/higginson/


Executive Summary

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 2005

M.S., Bioengineering, Penn State University, 1998

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University, 1996

Key Publications

Kesar, T.M., Perumal, R., Reisman, D.S., Rudolph, K.S., Higginson, J.S. and Binder-Macleod, S.A. "Functional electrical stimulation of ankle plantar- and dorsi-flexor muscles: effects on post-stroke gait." Stroke. (In Press)

Kesar, T.M., Perumal, R., Reisman, D.S., Rudolph, K.S., Higginson, J.S. and Binder-Macleod, S.A. "Effects of dorsiflexor muscle functional electrical stimulation on post-stroke gait: comparison of traditional and novel stimulation patterns." Physical Therapy. (In Press)

George-Reichley, D.G. and Higginson, J.S. "Potential muscle function during the swing phase of stroke gait." Journal of Applied Biomechanics. (In Press)

Xiao, M. and Higginson, J. "Sensitivity of predicted muscle force in forward simulation of normal walking." Journal of Applied Biomechanics. (In Press)

Barrios, J.A., Davis, I.S., Higginson, J.S. and Royer, T.D. "Lower extremity walking mechanics of young individuals with asymptomatic varus knee alignment." Journal of Orthopaedic Research. April 2009. (In Press)

Research Areas

Biomedical Engineering
muscle coordination; normal and pathological movement; experimental and simulation studies; musculoskeletal modeling

Biomechanics
Muscle coordination of normal and pathological movements; upper and lower extremity function; musculoskeletal modeling and simulation

Life & Health Sciences
osteoarthritis; stroke; rehabilitation science

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