Cleveland State University (CSU) recently opened the Parker Hannifin Motion and Control Lab, according to a university press release.
The lab was established with a $1.5 million endowment from Parker Hannifin Corporation. The lab contains advanced treadmills, motion sensors and three-dimensional imaging equipment, which will be used to research and develop new technology for prostheses and powered orthoses.
Antonie van den Bogert, PhD was named the Parker Hannifin Endowed Chair in Human Motion and Control and will begin working in the CSU department of mechanical engineering in the fall. van den Bogert is the president of the International Society of Biomechanics and is best known for his work with developing computer simulation methods to study the effects of neuromuscular control and mechanical devices on human movement.
“The Parker Hannifin Endowed Chair makes it possible to implement a long-term plan that will make Cleveland State a world leader in the development of technology for sports and rehabilitation,” van den Bogert stated in the release.