Our Work

The mission of the Mizzou MAC is to combine the tools of engineering (computational analysis, instrumentation, measurement, and mechanical design) with the clinical expertise of physical therapy and orthopaedics to address issues of musculoskeletal health.

The Mizzou MAC is located within the department of physical therapy and is associated with the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute (MOI). The Mizzou MAC uses experimental and computational methods in movement analysis with an emphasis on joint loading, rehabilitation, and orthopaedics. The Mizzou MAC works closely with the Thompson Laboratory for Regenerative Orthopaedics, Athletic Training, as well as the department of bioengineering. Resources include a state-of-the-art gait lab with marker based and makerless motion catpure, wireless EMG, and force plates. The lab also includes computational resources for development of subject specific musculoskeletal models and movement simulation.

Director: Trent M. Guess, PhD

Events and Honors

8Nov

Event
MAC research featured in KSHB, the NBC affiliate in Kansas City, broadcast.

7Nov

Event
MAC research published in Futurity—the AAU online magazine

09Nov

Honor
Swithin Razu recieves First Place in the Clinical Science category for his poster presentation at the 2017 MU Health Sciences Research Day

18Oct

Honor
Dr. Guess and Dr. Cook receive two Coulter Foundation Awards

25April

Honor
Dr. Guess received an Excellence in Education Award from the University of Missouri

19March

Honor
Swithin Razu received a Mizzou Advantage Graduate Travel Grant

12July

Honor
MAC selected as a winner of the 2016 MSC Software Simulating Reality contest.