August 2013

UNO opens $6M biomechanics building

The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) will hold the official ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new $6-million biomechanics research facility on September 5 during the annual meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics.

The 23,000-square-foot building houses research efforts led by Nicholas Stergiou, PhD, professor and director of UNO’s Nebraska Biomechanics Core Facility.

The new building provides space for the research program’s scientists and state-of-the-art biomechanics equipment and testing, including virtual reality environments, multiple force trans­- ducers, an eye-tracking system, electromyography, electrogoniometry, and isokinetic testing devices.

Stergiou and his colleagues have garnered about $15 million in research awards from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the American Heart Association, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and others.

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