Patricia A. Kramer

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PhD, Anthropology, University of Washington, 1998
BSCE, Civil Engineering, University of Texas, 1984

My principal research interest is the study of locomotor energetics from the perspective of mechanical engineering. To do this, I utilize many tools, including finite element modeling, musculoskeletal modeling, motion capture, Matlab, and kinematic/kinetic analysis. My lab (Primate Evolutionary Biomechanics Lab) is equipped with analysis computers, a scanner, and a 3D printer; primate skeletons and radiographs are available. I use the motion capture capabilities of the Amplifying Movement and Performance (AMP) Laboratory and I collaborate with researchers in the Departments of Orthopaedics and Sport Medicine, Rehabilitation Medicine, and Mechanical and Civil Engineering. My research is, however, firmly grounded in modern evolutionary theory.


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