2011 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Biomechanical Engineering
Supported by: Bio-X
Mentor: Scott Delp, Professor of Bioengineering, Mechanical Engineering, and of Orthopaedic Surgery

Lauren Taylor is a rising junior from Los Altos, California. She is studying biomechanical engineering and plans to eventually specialize in medical device design. Currently, she is interested in combining biomechanics with her love for sports and is conducting research on running and walking gait in the Human Performance Lab under the advising of Dr. Scott Delp. With the effective alteration of multiple Vicon and MATLAB programs, she intends to streamline the process of gait analysis which needs significant improvement. Success in this regard would mean that the lab could ultimately perform more efficient clinics and community outreach programs to significantly enhance injury prevention and rehabilitation measures.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 17, 2011:

Biomechanics of Gait Analysis: Streamlining the Vicon Motion Capture System

Lauren Taylor2, Rebecca Shultz1, Scott Delp3,4
[Human Performance Lab1 and Departments of Biomechanical Engineering2, Bioengineering3, and Mechanical Engineering4; Stanford University]