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Dr. Robert Catena's Gait and Posture Biomechanics Lab

The National Safety Council classifies falls as a leading cause of unintentional death in homes and communities. In the Gait and Posture Biomechanics Lab we are conducting research primarily in dynamic balance with the goal of reducing falls in society. We study populations that suffer from balance deficits, paradigms that elicit imbalance, and ways of quantifying dynamic balance. The continued prevalence of falls indicates that the problem is far from being solved, but through our productivity and collaborations we are advancing dynamic balance research and on our way to reducing fall risks. Beyond our research goals, the lab provides students the opportunity to use some of the most advanced movement analysis equipment, gain experience in conducting scientific research, and develop skills necessary to become exceptional researchers.


Phone: (509) 335-4250          Email: robert.catena@wsu.edu          Location: Smith Gym 212, Pullman WA 99164-1410