Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Dr. Jayaraman’s research blends approaches from biomechanics, human motor control, occupational ergonomics, and assistive technology to identify markers that impacts the quality of life of individuals with limited physical ability. His current investigation focuses on comparing the biomechanical performance and effectiveness of different transfemoral prosthetic devices. The goal is to bridge the findings between biomechanical outcomes and policy requirements to inform technology transfer. He is also concurrently investigating the choice of optimal biomechanical parameters for manual standing wheelchair propulsion to minimize shoulder injury.
His previous research mainly focused on overuse injury to shoulder in manual wheelchair users. Jayaraman’s innovative approach used a multi-disciplinary paradigm integrating approaches from upper extremity biomechanics, human motor control, occupational ergonomics, and nonlinear dynamics to identify biomarkers that related to overuse injuries to shoulders in manual wheelchair users.