Associate Professor Lauren   Kark
Associate Professor

Associate Professor Lauren Kark

Engineering
Grad Sch: Biomedical Eng

Senior Lecturer in the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering

Biomechanics

 

Level 1: I develop models of human movement to help design medical devices and monitor patient activity.

Level 2: I use models of human movement to determine forces and moments acting on, and within, the body; these are used to design new and innovative medical devices.  

Level 3: I integrate a number of technologies to develop models of human movement that do not rely on rigid-body mechanics to inform medical device design and patient rehabilitation.   

 

Interest in engineering

Why did you get into engineering?

I enjoyed maths at high school and I’ve had a lifelong an interest in medicine; biomedical engineering was a natural fit.

What are your research goals?

To conduct research that contributes positively to the community.

Advice for prospective biomedical engineers

Appreciate the importance of the fundamental engineering disciplines that complement biomedical engineering.

 

Lectures/Courses taught

BIOM2451 Biomechanics for Sports Scientists

BIOM9510 Introductory Biomechanics

BIOM9541 Mechanics of the Human Body

 

Education

PhD/postgraduate

PhD, UNSW

MBiomedE, UNSW

Undergraduate

BE (Mechanical) (Hons I and the University Medal), UNSW

 

Phone
+61 2 9385 0560
Location
Samuels 515B UNSW Sydney NSW 2052 AUSTRALIA

Publications

  • Journal articles | 2020
    Associate Professor Lauren Kark
    Armitage L; Buller A; Rajan G; Prusty G; Simmons A; Kark L, 2020, 'Clinical utility of pressure feedback to socket design and fabrication', Prosthetics and Orthotics International, vol. 44, pp. 18 - 26, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0309364619868364
    Journal articles | 2019
    Associate Professor Lauren Kark
    Armitage L; Kwah LK; Kark L, 2019, 'Reliability and validity of the iSense optical scanner for measuring volume of transtibial residual limb models', Prosthetics and Orthotics International, vol. 43, pp. 213 - 220, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0309364618806038
    Journal articles | 2019
    Associate Professor Lauren Kark
    Armitage L; Rajan G; Kark L; Simmons A; Prusty BG, 2019, 'Simultaneous measurement of normal and shear stress using fiber bragg grating sensors in prosthetic applications', IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 19, pp. 7383 - 7390, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JSEN.2019.2914702
    Journal articles | 2019
    Associate Professor Lauren Kark
    Armitage L; Kark L; Czerniec S; Kwah LK, 2019, 'Reliability and validity of measurement tools for residual limb volume in people with limb amputations: A systematic review', Physical Therapy, vol. 99, pp. 612 - 626, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ptj/pzz010
    Journal articles | 2017
    Associate Professor Lauren Kark
    Rigney SM; Simmons A; Kark L, 2017, 'Mechanical characterization and comparison of energy storage and return prostheses', Medical Engineering and Physics, vol. 41, pp. 90 - 96, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.medengphy.2017.01.003
    Journal articles | 2017
    Associate Professor Lauren Kark
    Wang K; Delbaere K; Brodie MAD; Lovell NH; Kark L; Lord SR; Redmond SJ, 2017, 'Differences between Gait on Stairs and Flat Surfaces in Relation to Fall Risk and Future Falls', IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, vol. 21, pp. 1479 - 1486, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JBHI.2017.2677901
    Journal articles | 2016
    Associate Professor Lauren Kark
    Kark L; Odell R; McIntosh AS; Simmons A, 2016, 'Quantifying prosthetic gait deviation using simple outcome measures', World Journal of Orthopedics, vol. 7, pp. 383 - 391, http://dx.doi.org/10.5312/wjo.v7.i6.383
    Journal articles | 2016
    Associate Professor Lauren Kark
    Rigney SM; Simmons A; Kark L, 2016, 'A prosthesis-specific multi-link segment model of lower-limb amputee sprinting', Journal of Biomechanics, vol. 49, pp. 3185 - 3193, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2016.07.039
    Journal articles | 2016
    Associate Professor Lauren Kark
    Rigney S; Simmons A; Kark L, 2016, 'Energy storage and return prostheses: A review of mechanical models', Critical Reviews in Biomedical Engineering, vol. 44, pp. 269 - 292, http://dx.doi.org/10.1615/CritRevBiomedEng.2017020031
    Journal articles | 2016
    Associate Professor Lauren Kark
    Fulker D; Simmons A; Kabir K; Kark L; Barber T, 2016, 'The Hemodynamic Effects of Hemodialysis Needle Rotation and Orientation in an Idealized Computational Model', Artificial Organs, vol. 40, pp. 185 - 189, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aor.12521
    Journal articles | 2015
    Associate Professor Lauren Kark
    Fulker D; Simmons A; Kabir K; Kark L; Barber T, 2015, 'The Hemodynamic Effects of Hemodialysis Needle Rotation and Orientation in an Idealized Computational Model', Artificial Organs, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aor.12521
    Journal articles | 2015
    Associate Professor Lauren Kark
    Willsallen H; Heller J; Kark L; Hilbert BJ, 2015, 'In vitro mechanical testing of braided polyurethane elastic fiber and braided polyester for equine laryngoplasty', Veterinary Surgery, vol. 44, pp. 223 - 230, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1532-950X.2014.12184.x
    Journal articles | 2014
    Associate Professor Lauren Kark
    Gorring N; Kark L; Simmons A; Barber T, 2014, 'Determining possible thrombus sites in an extracorporeal device, using computational fluid dynamics-derived relative residence time', Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, vol. 18, pp. 1 - 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10255842.2013.826655
    Journal articles | 2014
    Associate Professor Lauren Kark
    Bayfield M; Kark L; Barber T, 2014, 'Development of a kinematic model of a proto-wing', Applied Mechanics and Materials, vol. 553, pp. 261 - 266, http://dx.doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.553.261
    Journal articles | 2011
    Associate Professor Lauren Kark
    Kark L; Mcintosh AS; Simmons A, 2011, 'The use of the 6-min walk test as a proxy for the assessment of energy expenditure during gait in individuals with lower-limb amputation', International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, vol. 34, pp. 227 - 234, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MRR.0b013e328346e893
    Journal articles | 2011
    Associate Professor Lauren Kark
    Kark L; Simmons A, 2011, 'Patient satisfaction following lower-limb amputation: the role of gait deviation', Prosthetics and Orthotics International, vol. 35, pp. 1 - 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0309364611406169
    Journal articles | 2011
    Associate Professor Lauren Kark
    Kark L; Vickers DR; Mcintosh AS; Simmons A, 2011, 'Use of gait summary measures with lower limb amputees', Gait and Posture, vol. 35, pp. 238 - 243, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2011.09.013
  • Working Papers | 2021
    Associate Professor Lauren Kark
    Sy L; Raitor M; Rosario MD; Khamis H; Kark L; Lovell NH; Redmond SJ, 2021, Estimating Lower Limb Kinematics Using a Reduced Wearable Sensor Count, http://dx.doi.org10.1109/TBME.2020.3026464, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32970590
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Associate Professor Lauren Kark
    Chen W; Wen H; Khamis H; Redmond SJ, 2016, 'An eight-legged tactile sensor to estimate coefficient of static friction: Improvements in design and evaluation', in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), Imperial Coll London, London, ENGLAND, pp. 493 - 502, presented at 10th International Conference on Haptics - Perception, Devices, Control, and Applications (EuroHaptics), Imperial Coll London, London, ENGLAND, 04 July 2016 - 07 July 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-42321-0_46
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Associate Professor Lauren Kark
    Kark L; Odell R; Nordon R, 2016, 'Evaluation of Blended Learning Strategies from Exam Outcomes', in 27th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education : AAEE 2016., 27th Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference, Coffs Harbour, presented at 27th Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference, Coffs Harbour, 04 December 2016 - 07 December 2016, http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=697747318931412;res=IELENG
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Associate Professor Lauren Kark
    Rigney SM; Simmons A; Kark L, 2015, 'Concurrent Multibody and Finite Element Analysis of the Lower-Limb during Amputee Running', in Lovell N (ed.), Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, Milan, Italy, pp. 2434 - 2437, presented at Concurrent Multibody and Finite Element Analysis of the Lower-Limb during Amputee Running, Milan, Italy, 25 August 2015 - 29 August 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2015.7318885
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Associate Professor Lauren Kark
    Sulas R; Liem N; Kark L, 2015, 'Instrumented and Interactive Limb Models for Biomechanics Education: An Assessment of Efficacy and Engagement', in Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, Milan, Italy, pp. 3671 - 3674, presented at 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Milan, Italy, 25 August 2015 - 29 August 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2015.7319189
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Associate Professor Lauren Kark
    Chen W; Rodpongpun S; Luo W; Isaacson N; Kark L; Khamis H; Redmond SJ, 2015, 'An eight-legged tactile sensor to estimate coefficient of static friction', in Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, pp. 4407 - 4410, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2015.7319372
    Conference Abstracts | 2015
    Associate Professor Lauren Kark
    Arulampalam J; Pierrepont J; Kark L, 2015, 'Markerless motion capture: Validity of Microsoft Kinect cameras and iPisoft', in Markerless motion capture: Validity of Microsoft Kinect cameras and iPisoft, 24th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Movement Analysis in Adults and Children, Heidelberg, Germany, pp. S76 - S76, presented at 24th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Movement Analysis in Adults and Children, Heidelberg, Germany, 10 September 2015 - 12 September 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2015.06.141
    Conference Abstracts | 2015
    Associate Professor Lauren Kark
    Jawad A; Drummond J; Kark L, 2015, 'Kinematics of turning during ambulation', in Kinematics of turning during ambulation, 24th Annual Meeting of the European Society of Movement Analysis in Adults and Children, Heidelberg, Germany, pp. S74 - S74, presented at 24th Annual Meeting of the European Society of Movement Analysis in Adults and Children, Heidelberg, Germany, 10 September 2015 - 12 September 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2015.06.137
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Associate Professor Lauren Kark
    Kark L; Knothe Tate ML; Simmons A, 2015, 'Torsional strength of modular hip replacement tapers', in Transactions of the Orthopaedic Research Society, Orthopaedic Research Society, pp. 979, presented at Orthopaedic Research Society, 28 March 2015 - 28 March 2015, http://www.ors.org/2015annualmeeting/
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Associate Professor Lauren Kark
    Kark L; Armitage L; Aaron R; Knothe Tate ML, 2015, 'Seamless multiscale imaging and computational modelling of molecular communication in the osteoarthritic knee joint', in Transactions of the Orthopaedic Research Society, Orthopaedic Research Society, pp. 1274, presented at Orthopaedic Research Society, 28 March 2015 - 31 March 2015, http://www.ors.org/2015annualmeeting/
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Associate Professor Lauren Kark
    Rigney SM; Simmons A; Kark L, 2015, 'Lower-limb kinematics and kinetics during amputee running: a new approach', in Abstract Book, XXV Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics, International Society of Biomechanics, Glasgow, UK, pp. 1258 - 1260, presented at XXV Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics, Glasgow, UK, 12 July 2015 - 16 July 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.1.5133.8089
    Conference Presentations | 2014
    Associate Professor Lauren Kark
    Rigney SM; Simmons A; Kark L, 2014, 'Mechanical Efficiency of a Running-Specific Energy Storage and Return Prosthesis', presented at 9th Australasian Biomechanics Conference, 30 November 2014 - 02 December 2014
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Associate Professor Lauren Kark
    Knothe Tate ML; Kark L; Detamore M; Capadona J; Martinez-Coll A, 2014, 'Grand Challenge at the Intersection of Tissue Engineering and Next Generation Implants: Engineering Tissue-Implant Interfaces', in 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, pp. TC19.1, presented at International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 26 August 2014 - 30 August 2014, http://embc.embs.org/2014/
    Conference Posters | 2014
    Associate Professor Lauren Kark
    Knothe Tate ML; Aaron R; Knothe U; Kark L; Hageman D; Zeidler D; Milz S, 2014, 'Elucidating Bone's Ecosystem across Length and Time Scales', presented at Australia and New Zealand Bone Mineral Society Annual Scientific Meeting, 07 September 2014 - 10 September 2014, http://www.anzbmsconference.com/index.asp
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Associate Professor Lauren Kark
    Rigney SM; Simmons A; Kark L, 2014, 'Finite Element Analysis of a Lower-Limb Running-Specific Prosthesis', in 8th Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics 2014 (ACAM 8), ACAM 8, Barton, A.C.T. Engineers Australia., Melbourne, Australia, pp. 297 - 305, presented at The 8th Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics 2014, Melbourne, Australia, 23 November 2014 - 26 December 2014, http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/189393301?q&versionId=206075394
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Associate Professor Lauren Kark
    Rigney SM; Simmons A; Kark L, 2014, 'Stance Phase Mechanical Characterisation of a Running-Specific Lower-Limb Prosthesis', in Stance Phase Mechanical Characterisation of a Running-Specific Lower-Limb Prosthesis, Australian Biomedical Engineering, presented at Australian Biomedical Engineering Conference, 20 August 2014 - 22 August 2014, http://abec2014.iamevents.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Secure-Stacey-Rigney_Stance-Phase-Mechanical-Characterisation-of-a-Running-Specific.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Associate Professor Lauren Kark
    Kark L, 2013, 'Investigating flight evolution theories using a biomechanics model of a proto-­wing', in Investigating flight evolution theories using a biomechanics model of a proto-­wing, 1st Australasian Conference on Computational Mechanics, presented at 1st Australasian Conference on Computational Mechanics, 03 October 2013 - 04 October 2013, http://www.aeromech.usyd.edu.au/ACCM2013/index.html
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Associate Professor Lauren Kark
    Akhavan G; Lord MS; Kark L, 2013, 'The effect of crutch height and arm length on joint kinematics', in The effect of crutch height and arm length on joint kinematics, Australian Biomedical Engineering Conference, presented at Australian Biomedical Engineering Conference, 13 October 2013 - 16 October 2013
    Theses / Dissertations | 2011
    Associate Professor Lauren Kark
    Kark L, 2011, Relationships between self-­report and performance-­‐based measures in individuals with lower-­‐limb amputation: alternatives for quantifying gait pathology.
    Conference Papers | 2009
    Associate Professor Lauren Kark
    Kark L; Vickers DR; Simmons A; McIntosh AS, 2009, 'Using the movement analysing profile with lower limb amputees', in Using the movement analysing profile with lower limb amputees, European Society of Movement Analysis for Children and Adults, pp. S42 - S43, presented at European Society of Movement Analysis for Children and Adults, 14 September 2009 - 19 September 2009, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2009.08.064
    Conference Papers | 2009
    Associate Professor Lauren Kark
    Kark L; Vickers DR; Simmons A; McIntosh AS, 2009, 'Use of the gait deviation index with lower limb amputees', in Use of the gait deviation index with lower limb amputees, European Society of Movement Analysis for Children and Adults, pp. S41 - S42, presented at European Society of Movement Analysis for Children and Adults, 14 September 2009 - 19 September 2009, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2009.08.063
    Conference Papers | 2008
    Associate Professor Lauren Kark
    Kark L; Simmons A; Nitz J, 2008, 'Perceived function amongst lower-­limb amputees', in Perceived function amongst lower-­limb amputees, 31st Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics, Australian National Member Society, presented at 31st Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics, Australian National Member Society, -

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