Emilie is investigating how we can use information from footprints to gain insight into the behavior and morphology of human populations. Her work showed that speed and burden, in addition to body size, are important factors in footprint formation. Emilie’s work was published in PLOS ONE.
August 3, 2012
Joe has been investigating various components of human running, both energetic and mechanical. He is the first person to detect a pattern in human gait that might offer some clues as to why people have an optimal running speed and he has also been looking into how closely people’s energetic optimum corresponds with their preferred running speed. Joe is currently working on his MDPhD at Case Western.
Jessica worked on a study looking at how people in modern, urban environments carry their babies. She found that there are sex differences in carrying strategies, and these have specific and possibly far reaching energetic consequences. Jessica is currently applying to medical school.