• 231 Citations
20072020
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Research Interests

My primary research interests include: 1) investigating the sensory-motor mechanisms that underlie postural control in individuals who have neuromuscular or musculoskeletal pathology and use assistive devices; and 2) integrating mechanical characterization of prostheses and orthoses with numerical simulation and human subject testing to explore the fundamental relationships between device properties and user performance. I manage the Prosthetics and Orthotics Rehabilitation Technology Assessment Laboratory (PORTAL) of the NU Prosthetics-Orthotics Center (NUPOC). I instruct materials science, research methodology, and clinical outcome measures as related to Prosthetics and Orthotics. I mentor NUPOC Master’s of Prosthetics and Orthotics students and supervise their capstone research projects from inception through completion.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Univ of Salford

… → 2010

Keywords

  • Amputation
  • Bioengineering
  • Clinical Research
  • EMG
  • Movement Control
  • Prosthetics/Orthotics
  • Quality of Life
  • Rehabilitation/Therapy

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Grants 2012 2020

Research Output 2007 2019

Fall Prevalence and Contributors to the Likelihood of Falling in Persons With Upper Limb Loss

Major, M. J., Apr 1 2019, In : Physical therapy. 99, 4, p. 377-387 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Accidental Falls
Upper Extremity
Artificial Limbs
Wrist
Prostheses and Implants

Amputee perception of prosthetic ankle stiffness during locomotion

Shepherd, M. K., Azocar, A. F., Major, M. J. & Rouse, E. J., Nov 8 2018, In : Journal of neuroengineering and rehabilitation. 15, 1, 99.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Amputees
Locomotion
Ankle
Prostheses and Implants
Foot

Design and testing of a prosthetic foot with interchangeable custom springs for evaluating lower leg trajectory error, an optimization metric for prosthetic feet

Prost, V., Olesnavage, K. M., Johnson, W. B., Major, M. J. & Winter, V. A. G., Apr 1 2018, In : Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics. 10, 2, 021010.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Prosthetics
Trajectories
Stiffness
Testing
Acetal resins

Design of a passive, shear-based rotary hydraulic damper for single-axis prosthetic knees

Murthy Arelekatti, V. N., Petelina, N. T., Winter, A. G. V., Brett Johnson, W. & Major, M. J., Jan 1 2018, 42nd Mechanisms and Robotics Conference. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), (Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference; vol. 5A-2018).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Damper
Prosthetics
Hydraulics
Damping
Gait
1 Citation (Scopus)

Frequency and Circumstances of Falls Reported by Ambulatory Unilateral Lower Limb Prosthesis Users: A Secondary Analysis

Kim, J., Major, M. J., Hafner, B. & Sawers, A., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : PM and R.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Prostheses and Implants
Lower Extremity
Walking
Accidental Falls
Research