Biomechanics and neural control of movement, 20 years later: What have we learned and what has changed?

Andrew D. Nordin, William Z. Rymer, Andrew A. Biewener, Andrew B. Schwartz, Daofen Chen, Fay Horak

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We summarize content from the opening thematic session of the 20th anniversary meeting for Biomechanics and Neural Control of Movement (BANCOM). Scientific discoveries from the past 20 years of research are covered, highlighting the impacts of rapid technological, computational, and financial growth on motor control research. We discuss spinal-level communication mechanisms, relationships between muscle structure and function, and direct cortical movement representations that can be decoded in the control of neuroprostheses. In addition to summarizing the rich scientific ideas shared during the session, we reflect on research infrastructure and capacity that contributed to progress in the field, and outline unresolved issues and remaining open questions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number91
JournalJournal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Sep 11 2017



  • Biomechanics
  • Cortex
  • Locomotion
  • Motor control
  • Spinal cord

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Health Informatics

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