Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Matthew J Major, PhD

Matthew J Major, PhD

Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Focus of Work

Bio

My primary research interests include: 1) investigating the sensory-motor mechanisms that underlie postural control in individuals who have neuromuscular or musculoskeletal pathology and use assistive devices; and 2) integrating mechanical characterization of prostheses and orthoses with numerical simulation and human subject testing to explore the fundamental relationships between device properties and user performance. I manage the Prosthetics and Orthotics Rehabilitation Technology Assessment...[Read full text]My primary research interests include: 1) investigating the sensory-motor mechanisms that underlie postural control in individuals who have neuromuscular or musculoskeletal pathology and use assistive devices; and 2) integrating mechanical characterization of prostheses and orthoses with numerical simulation and human subject testing to explore the fundamental relationships between device properties and user performance. I manage the Prosthetics and Orthotics Rehabilitation Technology Assessment Laboratory (PORTAL) of the NU Prosthetics-Orthotics Center (NUPOC). I instruct materials science, research methodology, and clinical outcome measures as related to Prosthetics and Orthotics. I mentor NUPOC Master’s of Prosthetics and Orthotics students and supervise their capstone research projects from inception through completion.[Shorten text]

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Education and Certification

  • PhD: Univ of Salford, Biomedical Engineering (2010)

Contact

312-503-5731

680 N Lake Shore Drive, Suite Suite 1100
Chicago IL 60611

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