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Center for Solutions Through Research in Diet & Exercise

Physiology & Biomechanics


Bisphenol A (BPA):

The purpose of this study is to determine the efficacy of a 3-week intervention (vs. control) to reduce BPA exposure in women.  The intervention includes weekly face-to-face meetings to reduce BPA exposures from food, cosmetics, and other packaged products. Women are provided with BPA-free cosmetics, hygiene, glass food/water containers and daily self-monitored major sources of BPA.

Principal Investigator: Todd Hagobian, thahobia@calpoly.edu, 805-756-7511


Exercise in Below-knee Amputees

This study is measuring the impact of different forms of weight-bearing exercises on the bodies of below-knee amputees to inform methods to prevent the onset of osteoarthritis.  The study is comparing the impacts of cycling, elliptical, and walking exercise using motion analysis and computer modeling.

Knee biomechanics will be evaluated for two groups between the ages of 18 and 50: a control group of 10 nonamputee subjects and a group of 10 amputee subjects. Most of the amputee participants will be veterans.  The study if funded by the Department of Defense.

Principal Investigator: Stephen Klisch, sklisch@calpoly.edu
Co-investigators: Scott Hazelwood, Brian Self, Hemanth Porumamilla, and Robert Clark

Human Motion Biomechanics Lab 



Biomechanics & Cycling Studies

A series of studies is examining optimal methods to assess walking and running biomechanics in humans. Ongoing research includes studies of bicycle drivetrain design, the effects of feedback and instruction on pedaling effectiveness, and enhancing dynamic balance in older populations who have an increased risk for slip trips and falls.

Principal Investigator: Robert Clark, rdclark@calpoly.edu

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