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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

Research interests

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

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Grants 2012 2023

Research Output 2007 2019

Effects of upper limb loss and prosthesis use on proactive mechanisms of locomotor stability

Major, M. J., McConn, S. M., Zavaleta, J. L., Stine, R. & Gard, S. A., Oct 1 2019, In : Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology. 48, p. 145-151 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Artificial Limbs
Upper Extremity
Prostheses and Implants
1 Citation (Scopus)

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
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

Prostheses and Implants

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

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