The mission of the Mizzou MAC is to combine the tools of engineering (computational analysis, instrumentation, measurement, and mechanical design) with the clinical expertise of rehabilitation science to address issues of musculoskeletal health.
The Mizzou MAC is located within the department of physical therapy. The Mizzou MAC uses experimental and computational methods in movement analysis with an emphasis on joint loading, quantitative functional assessment, rehabilitation, and sports medicine. A focus of the MAC is on developing assessment technnologies for rehab and injury prevention. MAC resources include a state-of-the-art gait lab with optical motion capture, wireless EMG, and force plates. The lab also includes computational resources for development of musculoskeletal models and movement simulation.
Director: Trent M. Guess, PhD
Assistant Director: Jamie B. Hall, PT, DPT, PhD, PCS