Eric Honert

Postdoctoral Scholar

Faculty of Kinesiology

PhD - Masters in Passing (ankle/foot biomechanics)

Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN, USA, 2019

MS - Masters in Passing (ankle/foot biomechanics)

Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN, USA, 2018

BS - Research in upper limb joints & motion

Valparaiso University, IN, USA, 2014

Contact information

Location

Kinesiology : KNB225

Research and teaching

Research areas

  • Foot
  • Running
  • Footwear
  • Prostheses

Ankle and Foot During Human Locomotion

Honert researches the role of the ankle and the foot during human locomotion. He has previously examined these complex structures during normal walking and walking with prostheses. He is now examining the role of the ankle and foot during running and evaluating how footwear interventions can affect human performance.

Supervisor: Dr. Benno Nigg, PhD


Biography

(He received his masters in the same program for PhD – at Vanderbilt it was called a Masters in Passing)

Ph. D. 2019, Vanderbilt University, Mechanical Engineering, Nashville, TN, USA                    

Advisor: Karl Zelik

 

M.S. 2018, Vanderbilt University, Mechanical Engineering, Nashville, TN, USA                    

Advisor: Karl Zelik

Research (PhD and Masters): Ankle and foot biomechanics during human walking

 

B.S. 2014, Valparaiso University, Mechanical Engineering, Valparaiso, IN, USA

Research Advisor: Craig Goehler

Research: Contribution of upper limb joints to everyday motions


Publications

2019      Honert, Eric C., Gerasimos Bastas, and Karl E. Zelik. “Effects of Toe Length, Foot Arch Length and Toe Joint Axis on Walking Biomechanics.” Human Movement Science. In Review.

2019      McDonald, Kirsty A., Eric C. Honert, Olivia S. Cook, and Karl E. Zelik. “Unholey Shoes: Experimental Considerations When Estimating Ankle Joint Complex Power during Walking and Running.” Journal of Biomechanics 92 (July): 61–66. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2019.05.031.

2019      Honert, Eric C., and Karl E. Zelik. “Foot and Shoe Responsible for Majority of Soft Tissue Work in Early Stance of Walking.” Human Movement Science 64 (April): 191–202.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.humov.2019.01.008.

2018      Honert, Eric C., Gerasimos Bastas, and Karl E. Zelik. “Effect of Toe Joint Stiffness and Toe Shape on Walking Biomechanics.” Bioinspiration & Biomimetics. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-3190/aadf46.

2018      Zelik, Karl E., and Eric C. Honert. “Ankle and Foot Power in Gait Analysis: Implications for Science, Technology and Clinical Assessment.” Journal of Biomechanics 75 (June): 1–12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2018.04.017.         

2016      Honert, Eric C., and Karl E. Zelik. “Inferring Muscle-Tendon Unit Power from Ankle Joint Power during the Push-Off Phase of Human Walking: Insights from a Multiarticular EMG-Driven Model.” PLOS ONE 11 (10): e0163169. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0163169.


Awards

2016      National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention. Unveiling Ankle-Toe Biomechanics: The Key to Improving Amputee Health Outcomes. Collaborators: Karl Zelik, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA.

2015      Vernon John Award for Collegiate Player of the Year. Colorado Tennis Association, Denver, CO, USA.

2014      Bill Steinbrecher Sportsmanship Award. Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN, USA.