Biomechatronics, Assistive Devices, Gait Engineering, and Rehabilitation Laboratory


There are many course options at UW for students who wish to explore the biomechanics area.  Some, but not all, of the courses that contribute to and parallel work in our lab can be seen below.


ME/ECE 439: Introduction to Robotics

Hands-on introduction to key concepts and tools underpinning robotic systems in use and development today. Intended to give students the tools to understand robotic systems, to explore robotics for their own purposes, and to pursue advanced study in the field.

For an inside look at this new course developed by our lab’s Dr. Peter Adamczyk, check out the College of Engineering’s article and video.

ME/ECE 739: Advanced Robotics

In-depth study of advanced robotics modeling and control. Topics include kinematics, motion planning, dynamics and control of serial chain robotic manipulators. Concepts are explored through a combination of theoretical and numerical modeling techniques.

ME 445: Mechatronics in Control and Product Realization

The course will cover fundamentals of electromechanical control systems with a focus on subsystem design impacts at the system level. Students will learn how to integrate microcontrollers into products for control and/or instrumentation and learn how to create intelligent interfaces.

ME 446: Automatic Controls

Sequencing control. Theory of linear feedback control systems with illustrative examples taken from applications encountered by mechanical engineers; differential equations for defining dynamic system response, Laplace transforms, and transient and frequency response concepts.

EMA 542: Advanced Dynamics

Kinematics and kinetics of plane and three-dimensional motion, Coriolis acceleration, general methods of linear and angular momentum, central force motion, gyrodynamics, generalized coordinates. Lagrange’s equations.

BME 315: Biomechanics

This course will provide an introduction to the mechanical behavior of biological tissues and systems. Specific topics include: structure and function of biological tissues, mechanical properties of biological tissues, and analysis of specific tissues (i.e. bone, muscle, and soft connective tissues).

BME/ME 415: Biomechanics of Human Movement

An overview of experimental and modeling techniques used to study human movement. Specific topics will include locomotion, motion capture systems, force plates, muscle mechanics, musculoskeletal modeling, three dimensional kinematics, inverse dynamics, forward dynamic simulation and imaging based biomechanics.

KINES 318: Biomechanics of Human Movement

Analysis of human action through the application of mechanical principles.