Congratulations to Dr. John Jeka, Professor & Department Chair of Kinesiology for the recent patent awarded by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for his TreadSense product. TreadSense combines three technologies (a treadmill, a webcam, and computer modeling of the human body) into one device that provides feedback as to how an individual is moving. This device is incredibly helpful in rehabilitation settings, helping people to re-learn how to safely walk following an injury.
Julieann Berg, class of 2014 graduate major in kinesiology with a concentration in pre-health professions, was published this month in the Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences. Her paper summarizes the results of her 2013 Temple University Diamond Scholars Research project in which she explored the effects of music on locomotor performance in elementary school age children. This project was conducted under the guidance and mentorship of Dr.
Erica Tibbetts, a doctoral student in sport and exercise psychology studying with Dr. Michael Sachs, won the Oglesby-Snyder Grant for Equity and Cultural Diversity from the Association for Applied Sport Psychology. These funds will defray costs affiliated with her dissertation research exploring the experience and health of incarcerated women when provided a
On Thursday, August 21, 2014, Temple Kinesiology alumni and current faculty members Drs. Jamie Mansell (M.S. in Kinesiology concentration in Athletic Training in '04 and Ph.D. in Kinesiology in '12), Tom Rooney (Ph.D. in Kinesiology '87), and Anne Russ (M.S. in Kinesiology with a concentration in athletic training 2008 and Ph.D. in Kinesiology in 2012) accepted the ice bucket challenge presented to them by alumna Megan Oxenford (B.S. in Kinesiology '09, M.S. in Kinesiology '12).
Kat Longshore, a second year Ph.D. student in Sport Psychology, has been tapped to work with Temple's Lacrosse team as their mental skills coach. A life long dream of her's since the 7th grade, Kat is helping Lacrosse athletes improve their game while she is improving her own expertise. It is a win-win situation. To read the article in the Temple Times, click here.
Dr. John Jeka was chosen as the 2014 Distinguished Alumna of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. His professional accomplishments, since he graduated from FAU with a Ph.D. in Center for Complex Systems & Brain Sciences were noted as a source of much pride for the College and thus served as the source and recognition through this award. Every year on the evening before spring Commencement, distinguished alumni from each of FAU’s colleges are honored for their outstanding accomplishments.Dr.
February 11, 2014 from 12 noon to 1:00 pm in Engineering Room 809
Title:Human dexterity and cognitive robotics:How may neural dynamic principles inform the design of autonomous robots?
Dr. John Jeka was awarded a grant from the Shriners Foundation for $543,000. It is a 3 year grant to study multisensory fusion for balance control in children with Cerebral Palsy. Collaborating with Dr. Jeka are Dr. Sam Lee (U of Delaware), Dr. Laura Prosser (CHOP), and Dr. Corinna Franklin (Shriners Hospital).