Jeffrey A. Reinbolt

Associate Professor - Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering Department

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Jeffrey A. Reinbolt received the Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL in 2006. He is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, where he combines experimental and computational approaches to study movement. From 2006–2009, he was a Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow and, subsequently, an Engineering Research Associate at Stanford University, Stanford, CA, where he developed and applied software to study the dynamics and function of human health and disease. From 1996–2001, he was a Clinical Development Specialist for a start-up medical device manufacturer, where he performed domestic and international clinical research and product development of a novel robotic system enabling minimally invasive microsurgery. Dr. Reinbolt is a co-developer of the OpenSim software platform and an executive board member of the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB) Technical Group on Computer Simulation and a member of the ISB 3D Analysis of Human Movement Society, and the American Society of Engineering Education.

Focus Areas: Development of Computational Tools and Their Application to Complex Biodynamic Systems | Forward Dynamics Simulation-based Treatment and Rehabilitation Planning | Patient-specific Modeling | Inverse Dynamics Simulation | Optimization Techniques | Surgical Robotics | Clinical Feasibility and Investigative Studies

Skills and Expertise: Neuromuscular Biomechanics | Musculoskeletal Modeling | Forward and Inverse Dynamic Simulation | Optimization Methods | Motion Capture | MATLAB Applications | Dynamic Analyses

Selected Publications:

Predicting outcomes of rectus femoris transfer surgery.
J.A. Reinbolt, M.D. Fox, M.H. Schwartz, and S.L. Delp, Gait & Posture, vol. 30(1), pp. 100-105, 2009.
Mechanisms of improved knee flexion after rectus femoris transfer surgery.
M.D. Fox, J.A. Reinbolt, S. Õunpuu, and S.L. Delp, Journal of Biomechanics, vol. 42(5), pp. 614-619, 2009.
Importance of preswing rectus femoris activity in stiff-knee gait.
J.A. Reinbolt, M.D. Fox, A.S. Arnold, S. Õunpuu, and S.L. Delp, Journal of Biomechanics, vol. 41(11), pp. 2362-9, 2008.
A computational framework to predict post-treatment outcome for gait-related disorders.
J.A. Reinbolt, R.T. Haftka, T.L. Chmielewski, and B.J. Fregly, Medical Engineering & Physics, vol. 30(4), pp. 434-43, 2008.
Design of patient-specific gait modifications for knee osteoarthritis rehabilitation
B.J. Fregly, J.A. Reinbolt, K.L. Rooney, K.H. Mitchell, and T.L. Chmielewski, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 54(9), pp. 1687-1695, 2007.
Determination of patient-specific multi-joint kinematic models through two-level optimization.
J.A. Reinbolt, J.F. Schutte, B.J. Fregly, R.T Haftka, A.D. George, and K.H. Mitchell, Journal of Biomechanics, vol. 38(3), pp. 621-6, 2005.
Evaluation of a particle swarm algorithm for biomechanical optimization
J.F. Schutte, B.K. Il, J.A. Reinbolt, R.T. Haftka, A.D. George, and B.J. Fregly, Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, vol. 127(3), pp. 465-474, 2005.
Parallel global optimization with the particle swarm algorithm.
J.F. Schutte, J.A. Reinbolt, B.J. Fregly, R.T. Haftka, and A.D. George, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, vol. 61(13), pp. 2296-2315, 2004.
Endoscopic coronary artery bypass graft (ECABG) procedure with robotic assistance.
H.A. Tabaie, J.A. Reinbolt, W.P. Graper, T.F. Kelly, and M.A. Connor, Heart Surgery Forum, vol. 2(4), pp. 310-5, 1999.
Are patient-specific joint and inertial parameters necessary for accurate inverse dynamics analyses of gait?
J.A. Reinbolt, R.T. Haftka, T.L. Chmielewski, and B.J. Fregly, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 54(5), pp. 782-793, 2007.