Jonas Rubenson

Associate Professor of Kinesiology

Jonas Rubenson

Research Summary

Integrating experimental and modeling approaches to study gait and skeletal muscle function during locomotion in both health and disease/impairment. In particular, the relationship between in vivo muscle mechanics and metabolic energetics and mechanisms underlying locomotor adaptation and optimization.


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Mechanics Walking Muscle Muscles Gait Locomotion Running Birds Tendons Extremities Struthioniformes Joints Biomechanical Phenomena Biomechanics Fascia Limbs (Animal) Joints (Animal) Walking Speed Dinosaurs Costs And Cost Analysis Costs Energy Limb Kinematics Degradation

Most Recent Papers

Is conservation of center of mass mechanics a priority in human walking? Insights from leg-length asymmetry experiments

Kirsty A. McDonald, Daniel Devaprakash, Jonas Rubenson, 2019, Journal of Experimental Biology

Multi-objective control in human walking

Kirsty A. McDonald, Joseph P. Cusumano, Peter Peeling, Jonas Rubenson, 2019, Journal of the Royal Society Interface

American Society of Biomechanics Journal of Biomechanics Award 2017

M. Q. Salzano, S. M. Cox, S. J. Piazza, J. Rubenson, 2018, Journal of Biomechanics on p. 1-7

Modulation of joint and limb mechanical work in walk-to-run transition steps in humans

Neville J. Pires, Brendan S. Lay, Jonas Rubenson, 2018, Journal of Experimental Biology

The influence of speed and size on avian terrestrial locomotor biomechanics

P. J. Bishop, D. F. Graham, L. P. Lamas, J. R. Hutchinson, J. Rubenson, J. A. Hancock, R. S. Wilson, S. A. Hocknull, R. S. Barrett, D. G. Lloyd, C. J. Clemente, 2018, PloS one

Using step width to compare locomotor biomechanics between extinct, non-avian theropod dinosaurs and modern obligate bipeds

P. J. Bishop, C. J. Clemente, R. E. Weems, D. F. Graham, L. P. Lamas, J. R. Hutchinson, J. Rubenson, R. S. Wilson, S. A. Hocknull, R. S. Barrett, D. G. Lloyd, 2017, Journal of the Royal Society Interface

The use of geometric morphometric techniques to identify sexual dimorphism in gait

Claire Waldock, Nick Milne, Jonas Rubenson, Cyril Jon Donnelly, 2016, Journal of applied biomechanics on p. 441-448

Adaptive Remodeling of Achilles Tendon

Stuart R. Young, Bruce Gardiner, Arash Mehdizadeh, Jonas Rubenson, Brian Umberger, David W. Smith, 2016, PLoS computational biology

Inferring muscle functional roles of the ostrich pelvic limb during walking and running using computer optimization

Jeffery W. Rankin, Jonas Rubenson, John R. Hutchinson, 2016, Journal of the Royal Society Interface

The role of arch compression and metatarsophalangeal joint dynamics in modulating plantar fascia strain in running

Kirsty A. McDonald, Sarah M. Stearne, Jacqueline A. Alderson, Ian North, Neville J. Pires, Jonas Rubenson, 2016, PloS one

Most-Cited Papers

Adaptations for economical bipedal running

Jonas Rubenson, David G. Lloyd, Denham B. Heliams, Thor F. Besier, Paul A. Fournier, 2011, Journal of the Royal Society Interface on p. 740-755

On the ascent

Jonas Rubenson, Neville J. Pires, Heok O. Loi, Gavin J. Pinniger, Damian G. Shannon, 2012, Journal of Experimental Biology on p. 3539-3551

The Foot's Arch and the Energetics of Human Locomotion

Sarah M. Stearne, Kirsty A. McDonald, Jacqueline A. Alderson, Ian North, Charles E. Oxnard, Jonas Rubenson, 2016, Scientific reports

Gait-specific energetics contributes to economical walking and running in emus and ostriches

Rebecca R. Watson, Jonas Rubenson, Lisa Coder, Donald F. Hoyt, Matthew W.G. Propert, Richard L. Marsh, 2011, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences on p. 2040-2046

Musculoskeletal modelling of an ostrich (Struthio camelus) pelvic limb

John R. Hutchinson, Jeffery W. Rankin, Jonas Rubenson, Kate H. Rosenbluth, Robert A. Siston, Scott L. Delp, 2015, PeerJ

Joint-level mechanics of the walk-to-run transition in humans

Neville J. Pires, Brendan S. Lay, Jonas Rubenson, 2014, Journal of Experimental Biology on p. 3519-3527

The role of arch compression and metatarsophalangeal joint dynamics in modulating plantar fascia strain in running

Kirsty A. McDonald, Sarah M. Stearne, Jacqueline A. Alderson, Ian North, Neville J. Pires, Jonas Rubenson, 2016, PloS one

Inferring muscle functional roles of the ostrich pelvic limb during walking and running using computer optimization

Jeffery W. Rankin, Jonas Rubenson, John R. Hutchinson, 2016, Journal of the Royal Society Interface

A conceptual framework for computational models of Achilles tendon homeostasis

David W. Smith, Jonas Rubenson, David Lloyd, Minghao Zheng, Justin Fernandez, Thor Besier, Jiake Xu, Bruce S. Gardiner, 2013, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Systems Biology and Medicine on p. 523-538

Soleus fascicle length changes are conserved between young and old adults at their preferred walking speed

Fausto A. Panizzolo, Daniel J. Green, David G. Lloyd, Andrew J. Maiorana, Jonas Rubenson, 2013, Gait and Posture on p. 764-769