Simonsen Lab – University of Copenhagen

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Simonsen Lab

Lab leader: Erik B. Simonsen

The main focus areas of the lab are:

1) the study of human gait by use of biomechanical movement analysis combined with neurophysiological methods like the Hoffmann reflex and

2) loadings of the human locomotor system during dynamic movements.

Key publications last 10 years

  • Flaxman TE, Alkjær T, Simonsen EB, Krogsgaard MR, Benoit DL. (2016). Predicting the functional roles of knee joint muscles from internal joint moments. Med Sci Exerc, Oct 14.
  • Raffalt PC, Alkjaer T, Simonsen EB. (2015). Changes in soleus H-reflex during walking in middle-aged healthy subjects. Muscle Nerve;51(3):419-25.
  • Simonsen EB, Svendsen MB, Nørreslet A, Baldvinsson HK, Heilskov-Hansen T, Larsen PK, Alkjær T, Henriksen M. (2012). Walking on high heels changes the dynamics and muscle activity of human walking significantly. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 28(1): 20-8.
  • Simonsen EB, Cappelen KL, ί Skorini R, Larsen PK, Alkjær T, Dyhre-Poulsen P. (2012). Explanations pertaining to the hip joint flexor moment during the stance phase of human walking. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 28(5):542-50.
  • Simonsen EB, Alkjær T, Raffalt PC. (2012). Reflex response and control of the human soleus and gastrocnemius muscles during walking and running at increasing velocity. Experimental Brain Research, 219(2):163-74.
  • Henriksen M, Alkjaer T, Lund H, Simonsen EB, Graven-Nielsen T, Danneskiold-Samsøe B, Bliddal H. (2007). Experimental quadriceps muscle pain impairs knee joint control during walking. J. Appl. Physiol. 103(1):132-139.