Many ways can be improved in human movement performance. Anatomical factors, neuromuscular abilities, and physiology, together with psychological/cognitive ability, are involved in an effective movement. Most kinesiologists prescribe changes in techniques and give instructions to improve the performance of a person. As a focal point, UNO (University of Nebraska Omaha) biomechanics helps to enhance the performance of sports and activities where technical factors dominate the physical or physiological structure. Through the creation of new diagnostic and treatment strategies, the department of biomechanics will build a global reputation as an outstanding academic environment which shapes the health future by addressing the complex biomedical issues and improving the quality of life. These strategies will be based on innovative research projects in areas such as biotechnology, biomedical technology, prosthetics, and non-linear mathematics.
A unified university view supports their endeavor, with local, state, national, and international public, to continue promoting the reputation of the University of Nebraska Omaha as a leading metropolitan university. The University’s visual relationship to its many programs supporting teaching, research and service missions is more consistent with UNO. UNO’s mission is to create a new understanding, through multidisciplinary approaches, of the dynamic aspects of human movements.
The department seeks to quantitatively characterize and train students and clinicians in order to implement concepts of human movement variability as educators and researchers in healthy and abnormal movement patterns. In clinically oriented research, the Department improves its understanding of fundamental healthy and abnormal moving patterns and develops new diagnostic tests and related biotechnology for a range of movement and aging disorders. Both stakeholders and university and community partners receive related services from Biomechanics.
Biomechanics received a $10.1 billion federal Centers of Biomedical Excellence grant over five years, the most extensive research grant in UN history four years ago. With a total of $6 million, five years ago, the first Research Building for biomechanics now has around 80 people including professors, staff and university graduates and researchers. United Nations biomechanics has been named UNeMed’s Year Innovator this autumn. UNeMed is the UNO and NU medical center’s technology transfer and marketing office. The program on biomechanics has also received a master's degree approval. The first UNO degree was won by Drew Dudley, of Norfolk. The uniqueness of biomechanics as a study area does not evolve through unique knowledge but the questions raised regarding the understanding of the movement of people. To examine human movements, techniques and methods from other scientific disciplines such as physics and engineering are used. This involves mechanical measurements used with biological interpretations in the biomechanical industry.