Comparative Neuromuscular Biomechanics Lab

Publications

2012 

McGowan, C.P., Neptune , R.R., and Herzog, W. (2012). A phenomenological muscle model to assess history dependent effects in human movement . J. Biomech. 46, 151-157. PDF

McGowan, C.P., Grabowski, A.M., McDermott, W.J., Herr, H.M. and Kram, R. (2012). Leg stiffness of sprinters using running-specific prostheses. J. R. Soc. Interface. doi: 10.1098/rsif.2011.0877. PDF

2011 

Neptune, R.R and McGowan, C.P. (2011). Muscle contributions to whole-body sagittal plane angular momentum during walking. J. Biomech. 44, 6-12. PDF

2010

Kram, R., Grabowski, A.M., McGowan, C.P., Brown, M.B., McDermott, W.J., Beale, M.T.and Herr, H.M. (2010). Last Word on Point: Counterpoint: Artificial limbs do/do not make artificial running speeds possible. J. Appl. Physiol. 108, 1020. PDF

Kram, R., Grabowski, A.M., McGowan, C.P., Brown, M.B., and Herr, H.M. (2010). Counterpoint: Artificial limbs do/do not make artificial running speeds possible. J. Appl. Physiol. 108, 1012-1014. PDF

McGowan, C.P., Neptune, R.R., Clark, D.J. and Kautz, S.A. (2010) Modular control of human movement: adaptations to altered mechanical demand. J. Biomech 43, 412-419. PDF

McGowan, C.P., Neptune, R.R. and Herzog, W. (2010). A Phenomenological model and validation of shortening induced force depression during muscle contractions. J. Biomech. 43, 449-454. PDF

2009

Grabowski, A.M., McGowan, C.P., McDermott, W., Beale, M.T., Kram, R., and Herr, H.M. (2009). Running-specific prostheses limit ground-force during sprinting. Biol. Letters doi:10.1098/rsbl.2009.0729. PDF

Browning, R.C., McGowan, C.P. and Kram, R. (2009).Obesity does not increase external mechanical work per kilogram body mass during walking. J. Biomech. 42, 2273-2278. PDF

Weyand, P.G., Bundle, M.W., McGowan, C.P., Grabowski, A., Brown, M.B., Kram, R., and Herr, H. (2009). The fastest runner on artificial legs: different limbs, similar function? J. Appl Physiol. 107, 903-911. PDF

Neptune, R.R., McGowan, C.P. and Kautz, S.A. (2009). Forward dynamics simulations provide insight into muscle mechanical work during human locomotion. Exc. Sports Sci.Rev. 37(4), 203-210. PDF

Neptune, R.R., McGowan, C.P. and Fiandt, J.M. (2009). The influence of muscle physiology and advanced technology on sports performance. Annu. Rev. Biomed. Eng. 11, 81-107. PDF

McGowan, C.P., Kram, R., and Neptune, R.R. (2009). Modulation of leg muscle function in response to altered demand for body support and forward propulsion during walking. J. Biomech. 42, 850-856. PDF   

2008

McGowan, C.P., Neptune, R.R. and Kram, R. (2008). Independent effects of weight and mass on plantar flexor muscle activity during walking: implications for their contributions to body support and forward propulsion.  J. Appl. Physiol. 105:486494, 2008. PDF

McGowan, C. P., J. Skinner and Biewener, A. A (2008). Hind limb scaling of kangaroos and wallabies (superfamily Macropodoidea): implications for hopping performance, safety factor and elastic savings. J. Anat. 202, 153-163. PDF

McGowan, C. P., Baudinette, R. V. and Biewener, A. A (2008) Differential design for hopping in two species of wallabies. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. A 150, 151-158. PDF

2007 and earlier

McGowan, C. P., Baudinette, R. V. and Biewener, A. A (2007). Modulation of proximal muscle function during level versus incline hopping in tammar wallabies (Macropus eugenii). J. Exp. Biol. 210, 1255-1265. PDF

McGowan, C.P., Duarte, H.A., Main, J.B. and Biewener, A.A. (2006). The effects of load carrying on metabolic cost and hindlimb muscle dynamics in guinea fowl (Numida meleagris). J. Appl. Physio. 101, 1060-1069. PDF

McGowan, C. P., Baudinette, R. V., Usherwood, J. R., and Biewener, A. A. (2005). The mechanics of jumping versus steady hopping in yellow-footed rock wallabies. J Exp Biol 208: 2741-2751. PDF

McGowan, C. P., Baudinette, R. V. and Biewener, A. A. (2005). Joint work and power associated with acceleration and deceleration in tammar wallabies (Macropus eugenii). J. Exp. Biol. 208, 41-53. PDF

Usherwood, J. R., Hedrick, T. L., McGowan, C. P. and Biewener, A. A. (2005). Dynamic pressure maps for wings and tails of pigeons in slow, flapping flight, and their energetic implications. J. Exp. Biol. 208, 355-369. PDF

Biewener, A. A., McGowan, C. P., Card, G. M., and Baudinette, R.V. (2004). Dynamics of leg muscle function in tammar wallabies (M. eugenii) during level versus incline hopping. J.Exp. Biol. 207, 211-223. PDF