“From increasing daily activity in older adults to assisting Olympic athletes to achieve new PRs, the Michigan Performance Research Laboratory focuses on optimizing the athletic performance of individuals of all competitive levels. Our research aims to identify the key biomechanical factors that contribute to an individual’s unique ability to withstand injury and perform optimally. We seek to bring the lab to the field, by employing the most advanced body-worn sensor technologies to evaluate the athlete in their natural environment rather than in an artificial laboratory setting. From these data, we develop more effective training strategies, equipment, and screening tools to enable clinicians, coaches, and sport scientists to improve an athlete’s physical capabilities and long-term health."
— Dr. Jessica Deneweth Zendler, Director and Assistant Research Scientist
MiPR is featured in two U-M Research videos at the bottom of the page.