PhD - Health Sciences (Biomechanics)
MS - Kinesiology - Biomechanics
Research and teaching
Biomechanics & Injury Prevention
- Movement Science & Musculoskeletal Health: Biomechanics
- Injury Prevention, Sport Medicine & Rehabilitation
- Wearable Technology
The health benefits of physical activity are numerous, yet athletes at all levels – from youth to recreational to competitive – sustain musculoskeletal injuries while taking part in sport. Benson uses wearable technology to monitor the biomechanics of athletes while they participate in sporting events. She determines when they show atypical mechanics that could signal the risk of injury.
The use of wearable technology suggests that injury risk prediction can occur in real-time in real-world situations, and may provide athletes with information that enables them to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle.
Dr. Carolyn Emery, PhD
Dr. Reed Ferber, PhD
Benson has been a postdoc at the University of Calgary in Alberta since 2016.
2016 - Eyes High Postdoctoral Scholar Fellowship - University of Calgary