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UMICH Michigan Performance Research Laboratory

Overview of Services

The MiPR, or “my PR,” Lab, helps elite athletes and everyday exercisers achieve their personal best. Our team investigates the biomechanics of human movement to optimize function, enhance injury resiliency, and ensure lifelong health. To achieve this, we focus research in three main areas: (1) advancing knowledge of the complexity of musculoskeletal injury development; (2) developing novel metrics to assess and monitor real-world performance using wearable sensors; and (3) investigating the biomechanical and motor control consequences associated with changes in body dynamics, age, or skill. We have a diverse array of current and former research projects, as well as numerous publications. We work with clinical, research, and industry partners to develop cross-disciplinary approaches to challenges in athletic performance, health and wellness, and sport technology. We incorporate wearable sensors and in-field assessments to gain a more realistic understanding of individual and generic biomechanics. The lab includes state-of-the-art technology, including 2-D and 3-D kinematics, muscle activity, underfoot pressure, ground reaction force, isometric and isokinetic strength, expired gases, and energy expenditure. The lab also features three 55” LED television screens for biofeedback and demonstration and a treatment table.

Leadership

Adam Lepley Ph.D., ATC Director, MiPR   alepley@umich.edu
Geoff Burns Sport Scientist Postdoctoral Research Fellow   gtburns@umich.edu
Mason Ferlic Research Engineer   mferlic@umich.edu

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

Monday - Friday
9AM - 5PM 

426 Thompson St., Room 126
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1248.

Links and Resources

  1. https://essi.umich.edu/performance-lab/
  2. https://essi.umich.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/MiPR-Assessment-Capabilities-Menu.pdf
  3. https://essi.umich.edu/team/
  4. https://essi.umich.edu/news-events/

Contacts

Name Role Phone Email Location
MiPR Contact

 

 
mipr.contact@umich.edu