John H.  Challis 

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Professor of Kinesiology

Contact Information

29K Recreation Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park PA 16802

814-863-3675

(fax) 814-863-4755

jhc10@psu.edu

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Research Interests

Measurement and simulation modeling of the human musculo-skeletal system, with the aim of examining the role, function, and coordination of muscle in vivo. Development of improved biomechanical measurement protocols. 

Education

Ph.D., 1991, Biomechanics, Loughborough University of Technology, UK

Specializations

  • Measurement and simulation modeling of the human musculo-skeletal system
  • Examination of human segmental inertial properties
  • Development of improved biomechanical measurement protocols

Selected Publications

Domire, Z. J., & Challis, J. H. (2015). Maximum height and minimum time vertical jumping. Journal of Biomechanics (in press)

Infantolino, B., & Challis, J. (2014). Measuring Subject Specific Muscle Model Parameters of the First Dorsal Interosseous In Vivo. Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 1-9. doi: 10.1007/s10439-014-1002-z

Challis, J. H., Winter, S. L., & Kuperavage, A. J. (2012). Comparison of male and female lower limb segment inertial properties. Journal of Biomechanics, 45(15), 2690-2692.

Challis, J. H. (2011). An induced acceleration index for examining joint couplings. J Biomech, 44(12), 2320-2322.

Strategic Themes

  • Domains of Health and Behavior