Boom: Biomechanics On Our Minds



Podcast by International Society of Biomechanics


  • Episode 41: Flexing our minds, bodies, and research | Sarah Shultz

    09/06/2021 Duración: 49min

    In this episode, we had the pleasure of talking with Sarah Shultz, Professor and Chair of Kinesiology at Seattle University. She shares her passion and enthusiasm for diversifying research teams, populations and questions. She talks about the importance of flexing - being resilient and adaptable and how science is better when we work together and across disciplines. Follow Professor Sarah Shultz! Twitter: @SarahPShultz Follow BOOM! Twitter: @biomechanicsOOM Instagram and Facebook: @biomechanicsonourminds Website and shop:

  • Mobility, Accessibility, and Design Series: Part 4 | Sarah Hendren

    26/05/2021 Duración: 42min

    You've been waiting for it... the grand finale, our fourth and final episode in the mobility, accessibility, and design series! We had such an amazing conversation with Sara Hendren, artist, design researcher, writer, and professor at Olin College of Engineering. She eloquently shared her thoughts and experiences with design, art, and accessibility. We discuss many topics that come from her recent book, “What can a body do” where she challenges the notion that disability is only a physical construct, and rather a product of an inflexible, built environment. Follow Sara! Website: Follow BOOM! Twitter: @biomechanicsOOM Instagram: @biomechanicsonourminds Facebook: @biomechanicsonourminds

  • Mobility, Accessibility, and Design Series: Part 3 | Amos Winter

    19/05/2021 Duración: 45min

    BOOM BOOM BOOM! We are releasing our third episode in the mobility, accessibility, and design series! We met with Amos Winter, a professor at MIT who taught us a lot about how he uses design in his research, and does need-finding “on the ground”, traveling all over the world to talk to users and learn their stories first-hand. Follow Amos! Website: Twitter: @amoswinter TED Talk: Follow BOOM! Twitter: @biomechanicsOOM Instagram: @biomechanicsonourminds Facebook: @biomechanicsonourminds

  • Mobility, Accessibility, and Design Series: Part 2 | Josh Halstead

    12/05/2021 Duración: 46min

    This episode features an inspiring conversation with Josh Halstead, an activist, designer, and author, who shares their perspectives and expertise on design pedagogy, co-design, crip time, and many other ideas. He also brings the unique perspective of how these ideas have played out in their own experiences living with a disability, which has led to truly impactful innovations. We are so happy to share our second episode in the mobility, accessibility, and design series! If you didn’t listen to our first episode with Professor Kat Steele on universal design and accessibility, make sure to check it out. Follow Josh! Twitter: @dis_aspora Instagram: @cripjoy Website: [not updated] Three Paradigms of Disability & Design: Follow BOOM! Twitter: @biomechanicsOOM Instagram: @biomechanicsonourminds Facebook: @biomechanicsonourminds

  • Mobility, Accessibility, and Design Series: Part 1 | Kat Steele

    05/05/2021 Duración: 31min

    We are always trying to improve BOOM and we couldn’t do it without you. Thanks to your survey feedback, we created our first-ever BOOM series where we focus on one topic for a series of interviews. The theme of this series is mobility, accessibility, and design! Our first episode features Professor Kat Steele, who is at the University of Washington and leading her own reimagining mobility series with the community. We discuss her own research that employs principles of universal design and accessibility, and learn how she continually adapts everything from her writing process to her classroom design to be more inclusive of people of all abilities. Learn more: Steele Lab: Reimagining Mobility Series: Project Sidewalk: (not open sidewalks as we stated in the episode) Access map: Accessibility courses: Making presenta

  • Episode 40: Keep It Moving | Kharma Foucher

    07/04/2021 Duración: 54min

    We had an amazing conversation with Kharma Foucher who talks about how to make research patient-centric and integrate biomechanics and clinical outcomes. She also shares her experiences being part of teams that are focusing on inclusion and diversity in science, as well as what it means to her to be a good mentor. She encourages others to focus on their strengths and helps support them in areas where they might want to improve. We also learn how she stays resilient and keeps it moving. Follow Kharma! Twitter: @KharmaMDPhD, Instagram: @drdrfoucher Follow BOOM! Twitter: @biomechanicsOOM Instagram: @biomechanicsonourminds Facebook: @biomechanicsonourminds

  • Bonus Episode: Kween Tips for Life and STEM | N’Dea Irvin-Choy

    25/02/2021 Duración: 40min

    In this episode, we were lucky to have a conversation with N’Dea Irvin-Choy. N’Dea is a Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Delaware, working on impactful translational research in women’s health. N’Dea talks about overcoming the challenges of being part of an underrepresented group in STEM and how we can be supportive allies. She also shares some of her Kween pro tips, teaching us how to embrace our true Kween. We know you'll find this episode really inspired and ready to let your unique light shine and help others do the same!

  • Episode 39: Foot Muscles and Nerdy Stuff | Glen Lichtwark

    24/02/2021 Duración: 51min

    The guest on this episode is Dr. Glen Lichtwark. Glen is a Professor in the School of Human Movement Studies at the University of Queensland and is a member of the International Society of Biomechanics Council. He shares his research on muscle and tendon mechanics, locomotion, modeling and simulation, robotics, and “all things nerdy," including his team's recent work on intrinsic foot muscles and how they contribute to our forward propulsion. We also talk about how basic science and translational research can inform each other and how to have an effective collaboration between academia and industry. Follow Glen on Twitter: @GlenLichtwark Follow BOOM on Twitter: @biomechanicsOOM Follow BOOM on Instagram and Facebook: @biomechanicsonourminds BOOM Official website and shop: Contact us:

  • Bonus Episode: Black Girls Do STEM | Cynthia Chapple

    22/02/2021 Duración: 33min

    How can we be facilitators of learning in STEM for young black girls? Learn from Black Girls Do STEM, which does just that. In this bonus episode, we talk with the founder of BGDSTEM, Cynthia Chapple, as she shares how they designed STEM programs for young black girls rooted in scholarship, training, empowerment, equity, and mentorship. She teaches us the importance of knowing your why and listening to the stories of the people you are trying to serve. We hope this episode is a reminder of the responsibility we have in creating a more and diverse equitable future in STEM. We can take action today - volunteer with or donate to BGDSTEM or learn from their experiences to become a better facilitator of STEM knowledge in whatever capacity you can. Follow Black Girls Do STEM! Twitter: @BGDSTEM Instagram: @BGDSTEM Facebook: Black Girls Do STEM Website: Follow BOOM! Twitter: @biomechanicsOOM Instagram: @biomechanicsonourminds Facebook: @biomechanicsonourminds

  • Episode 38: Peer Review and Prioritizing Passion | Jess Fiedorowicz

    03/02/2021 Duración: 57min

    In this episode, we learn about how to conduct a good peer review with Dr. Jess Fiedorowicz! Dr. Fiedorowicz is the Head and Chief of the Department of Mental Health at the Ottawa Hospital and a Professor and Senior Research Chair in Adult Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Ottawa. He is also the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Psychosomatic Research. He shares helpful tips on the peer review process as well as reinforced why it is so important and should be part of our role as scientists. We also learned about his really interesting work on bipolar disorder and he shared some of his advice on prioritizing by passion. We really enjoyed this interview and think you will too! Follow BOOM! Twitter: @biomechanicsOOM Instagram: @biomechanicsonourminds Facebook: @biomechanicsonourminds

  • Student Voices Episode 14: Adapting and Advocating

    19/01/2021 Duración: 56min

    This Student Voices episode is hosted by Kaleb Burch, Kayla Pariser, and Luke Nigro, who are all members of Dr. Jill Higginson's Neuromuscular Biomechanics Lab at the University of Delaware. In this episode, our hosts share experiences and lessons learned in both adapting to COVID and advocating for their fellow students. Learn more about … The Neuromuscular Biomechanics Lab ( Advocacy/Mentorship Groups at UD: MEGA ( and EmPOWER ( Follow BOOM on Twitter: @BiomechanicsOOM FollowBOOM in Instagram: @BiomechanicsOnOurMinds

  • Episode 37: How to Show Up for Yourself | Casey Rose Coaching

    10/01/2021 Duración: 50min

    We are excited to start the year off by talking about self-work with life coach Casey Everhart. We dive into intention setting, mindset, and giving yourself space for self-work! The only way we can help others is if we can first love and help ourselves. It can be hard to dedicate time for the work we need to do for this, but we talk about small, tangible ways we can work towards living our best lives. We hope this episode helps you start off the year on the right foot and remember to show up for yourself - you deserve it! Follow Casey on Instagram: @CaseyRoseCoaching Casey’s website: Follow BOOM on Twitter: @biomechanicsOOM

  • Episode 36: Biomechanics with the Department of Defense | Elizabeth Russel Esposito

    20/12/2020 Duración: 58min

    In this episode, we talk with Dr. Elizabeth Russell Esposito who is a biomechanist working for the Department of Defense Extremity Trauma and Amputation Center of Excellence at the Center for Limb Loss and MoBility. We talk about her research on preserving and enhancing mobility in Veterans and others with foot and leg impairments or amputations, what it’s like to work for the department of defense, and the important role team science has played in her career and on the impact of her research. Follow BOOM on Twitter: @biomechanicsOOM Bit of BOOM: 1. Hulfen Zheng and colleagues at Shandong Sport University in China and published in the Journal of Biomechanics in December of 2020. The effect of text-based math task on dynamic stability control during stair descent: 2. 'Normal' Body Temperatures Have Declined:

  • Student Voices Episode 14: Black Biomechanists Association

    10/12/2020 Duración: 23min

    This Student Voices episode is hosted by Black Biomechanists Association co-founders Kayla Seymore, a Ph.D. student at the University of Delaware, and Dr. Erica Bell, a post-doctoral research fellow at the Mayo Clinic. Many great collaborations are born during the shared experience of graduate school. In this interview, Kayla and Erica discuss their friendship and the importance of their newly-founded scientific organization for Black biomechanists. You’ll also hear their experiences navigating college and advice for any young Black students looking to pursue biomechanics.

  • Student Voices Episode 13: International Womxn in Biomechanics

    20/11/2020 Duración: 52min

    In this episode, we were so excited to talk with the co-founders of the International Womxn in Biomechanics (IWB) group, Ana Ebrahimi and Jayishni Maharaj. IWB is a peer support group for early-career womxn in biomechanics. They teach us about the mission of this new group, why it's so needed in the field, and what they have planned for the future. Follow IWB on Twitter @IntWomxnBiomech and join IWB by visiting their website ( under “become a member”.

  • Episode 35: Enhancing Athletic Performance and Injury Prevention | Helen Bayne

    05/11/2020 Duración: 57min

    In this episode, we had the pleasure of speak with Dr. Helen Bayne lecturer, researcher, and sports scientist at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. We covered a range of topics from how she blends her positions as a researcher, a professor and a consultant, and how her beginnings as a gymnast and coach have informed her journey. We gain insights on working with athletes to improve their performance and overall health and potential pitfalls of working with wearables. Finally we learn from her unique perspectives working in South Africa and co-founding the South African Society of Biomechanics. Follow Helen on Twitter: @HelenBayneZA Helen's website: Follow the South African Society of Biomechanics on Twitter: @Biomech_SA South African Society of Biomechanics website: Follow BOOM on Twitter: @biomechanicsOOM

  • Student Voices Episode 12: Biomechanics in Major League Baseball

    15/10/2020 Duración: 39min

    Learn about baseball biomechanics with three biomechanists in Major League Baseball. Bryson Nakamura is with the Milwaukee Brewers, Ben Hansen is with the Chicago White Sox's, and Ethan Stewart is with the Baltimore Orioles. This episode is hosted by ISB Student Representative, Megan Stewart. Follow the American Society of Biomechanics on Twitter: @Biomec_Baseball Follow BOOM on Twitter: @BiomechanicsOOM

  • Bonus Episode : Remote Teaching | Biomechanics Without Boarders

    08/10/2020 Duración: 01h12min

    Want to learn about remote #teaching in #biomechanics while on the run? A past webinar co-hosted by the Brazilian and South African Biomechanics Societies is now available. Webinar | Biomechanics without borders: Teaching biomechanics in Brazil and South Africa Programação: Palestra Dr Sarah Breen, Northern Michigan University, "Active learning in online classes: getting in sync with your students" Mesa redonda Dr Andrew Green, University of Johannesburg, "Qualitative movement analysis using mobile devices" Dr. Andre Gustavo de Andrade, Universidade Federal de Minhas Gerais, "Kinematics analysis: do it by yourself" Dr Mark Kramer, North West University, "Using open-source software for quantitative kinematic analysis" Dr. Felipe P Carpes, Universidade Federal do Pampa, "Adding asynchronous activities to the remote learning" Check it out on YouTube here:

  • Episode 34: Run Signature and Research in Industry | Matt Trudeau

    01/10/2020 Duración: 01h02min

    Get ready for an awesome conversation with Dr. Matt Trudeau, who is Sr. Manager of Future Concepts at Brooks Running and a respected leader in the fields of biomechanics and ergonomics! He is also the industry representative of the Footwear Biomechanics Group of the International Society of Biomechanics. We cover the future of running research including habitual motion and Run Signature from Brooks Running. You won't want to miss his insights about effective collaborations between industry and academia!

  • Episode 33: Live from ASB with the President | Michelle Sabick

    24/09/2020 Duración: 55min

    In our very first live episode, we talk with Professor Michelle Sabick during the 2020 Congress of the American Society of Biomechanics. We talk about her path to and responsibilities as the Dean of the Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology, at Saint Louis University and the President of the American Society of Biomechanics. We also discuss the transformation of engineering education and how we can continue to improve this in the future.

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