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 physical therapy and orthopaedics to address issues of musculoskeletal health.
The Mizzou MAC is located within the department of physical therapy and is associated with the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute (MOI) and the Thompson Laboratory for Regenerative Orthopaedics. The Mizzou MAC uses experimental and computational methods in movement analysis with an emphasis on joint loading, quantitative functional assessment, rehabilitation, and orthopaedics. 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 marker based and makerless motion catpure, 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