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 Tendons Walking Locomotion Muscles Birds Gait Bioreactors Muscle Running Extremities Joints Biomechanics Costs And Cost Analysis Biomechanical Phenomena Limbs (Animal) Ligaments Growth Dinosaurs Struthioniformes Animals Costs Kinematics Fascia Limb

Most Recent Papers

Adaptive remodelling of Achilles tendon: A multi-scale computational model

Stuart Young, Anthony Mehdizadeh, Bruce Gardiner, Brian Umberger, Jonas Rubenson, David Smith, PLoS Computational Biology on p. 1-30

Altering the Mechanical Load Environment During Growth Does Not Affect Adult Achilles Tendon Properties in an Avian Bipedal Model

Kavya Katugam, Suzanne M. Cox, Matthew Q. Salzano, Adam De Boef, Michael W. Hast, Thomas Neuberger, Timothy M. Ryan, Stephen J. Piazza, Jonas Rubenson, 2020, Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology

Eliminating high-intensity activity during growth reduces mechanical power capacity but not submaximal metabolic cost in a bipedal animal model

Suzanne Michelle Cox, Matthew Q. Salzano, Stephen J. Piazza, Jonas Rubenson, 2020, Journal of Applied Physiology on p. 50-58

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

A Soft-Exosuit Enables Multi-Scale Analysis of Wearable Robotics in a Bipedal Animal Model

S. M. Cox, Jonas Rubenson, Gregory S. Sawicki, 2018, on p. 4685-4691

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 on p. 1-13

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 on p. 1-40

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

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

Programmable mechanical stimulation influences tendon homeostasis in a bioreactor system

Tao Wang, Zhen Lin, Robert E. Day, Bruce Gardiner, Euphemie Landao-Bassonga, Jonas Rubenson, Thomas B. Kirk, David W. Smith, David G. Lloyd, Gerard Hardisty, Allan Wang, Qiujian Zheng, Ming H. Zheng, 2013, Biotechnology and Bioengineering on p. 1495-1507

Joint kinetics in rearfoot versus forefoot running

Sarah M. Stearne, Jacqueline A. Alderson, Benjamin A. Green, Cyril J. Donnelly, Jonas Rubenson, 2014, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise on p. 1578-1587

Bioreactor design for tendon/ligament engineering

Tao Wang, Bruce S. Gardiner, Zhen Lin, Jonas Rubenson, Thomas B. Kirk, Allan Wang, Jiake Xu, David W. Smith, David G. Lloyd, Ming H. Zheng, 2013, Tissue Engineering - Part B: Reviews on p. 133-146

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

Understanding muscle energetics in locomotion

Brian R. Umberger, Jonas Rubenson, 2011, Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews on p. 59-67

Musculoskeletal modelling of an ostrich (Struthio camelus) pelvic limb: Influence of limb orientation onmuscular capacity during locomotion

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

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

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