Arthur Kuo, PhD

Art Kuo

Professor

Faculty of Kinesiology

Media contacts

Leanne Yohemas - Director, Communications and Marketing, Faculty of Kinesiology. 

 

Phone number

Office: +1 (403) 220-7388

Location

Human Performance Lab : KNB410

Background

Educational Background

Postdoctoral Fellowship Human Balance , Neurological Sciences Institute in Portland, Oregon,

Doctor of Philosophy Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University,

BSc Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana,

Biography

Prior to becoming a professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary in 2016, Kuo was at the University of Michigan for 22 years, where he was a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Director of the Human Biomechanics and Control Lab. 

Kuo serves as an advisor for international biomedical and robotics initiatives and is the founder of the interdisciplinary international conference Dynamic Walking, drawing together experts in legged locomotion, manipulation and behaviour.

Research

Areas of Research

Biomechanics
Neuromotor Control
Robotics
Biomedical Engineering
Joint Mechanics
Prosthetics
Activities

Dr. Art Kuo, PhD, holds a Canada Research Chair in Neuromusculoskeletal Biomechanics and heads up the Kuo Research Group in the Human Performance Lab within the Faculty of Kinesiology.

He is interested in the biomechanics of human locomotion, or how people move. He uses engineering principles to bridge mechanics and biology. The team focuses mainly on understanding how movement occurs so they can work to improve mobility for the elderly, and for those with strokes and disabilities. For example, the team are studying and developing smart prosthetics to allow lower limb amputees greater mobility - especially on uneven ground. They also create wearable sensors to assess the balance in older adults, and find ways to improve their walking efficiency, motor control and co-ordination.

Participation in university strategic initiatives

Courses

Course number Course title Semester
BMEN 61918 LEC 02 02 Spec Problems in BMEN 2021
BMEN 61924 LEC 02 02 Spec Problems in BMEN 2020
KNES 463 LAB 01 B01 Adv Techniques in Biomechanics 2020
KNES 463 LEC 01 01 Adv Techniques in Biomechanics 2020