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Research Interests

The foundation for Dr. Murray’s work is the development of biomechanical models that accurately represent the mechanical actions of the upper extremity muscles. The models and corresponding anatomical databases that Dr. Murray has shared with the scientific community have been cited hundreds of times. The main thrust of her current research is the application of these models to better understand and, ultimately, to help improve function of the disabled upper limb. Her work has relevance over a broad scope, including basic motor control, the design of control systems for exoskeletons and upper limb prosthetics, restoration of hand and arm function following cervical spinal cord injury, rehabilitation of hand and arm function following stroke, orthopaedic interventions for osteoarthritis, and prevention of injuries in baseball pitching.

Education/Academic qualification

Biomedical Engineering, PhD, Northwestern University

Biomedical Engineering, MS, Northwestern University

Mathematics, BS, University of Notre Dame

Research interests

  • Arms
  • Biomechanics
  • Hands

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Research Output

Model-Based Control of Individual Finger Movements for Prosthetic Hand Function

Blana, D., Van Den Bogert, A. J., Murray, W. M., Ganguly, A., Krasoulis, A., Nazarpour, K. & Chadwick, E. K., Mar 2020, In : IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering. 28, 3, p. 612-620 9 p., 8963642.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Effect of biceps-to-triceps transfer on rotator cuff stress during upper limb weight-bearing lift in tetraplegia: A modeling and simulation analysis

    Peterson, C. L., Bednar, M. S. & Murray, W. M., Jun 11 2019, In : Journal of Biomechanics. 90, p. 143-148 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • The Biomechanical Basis of the Claw Finger Deformity: A Computational Simulation Study

    Binder-Markey, B. I., Dewald, J. P. A. & Murray, W. M., Sep 2019, In : Journal of Hand Surgery. 44, 9, p. 751-761 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Development of a dynamic index finger and thumb model to study impairment

    Barry, A. J., Murray, W. M. & Kamper, D. G., Aug 22 2018, In : Journal of Biomechanics. 77, p. 206-210 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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