Associate Professor Lauren Kark
Associate Professor

Associate Professor Lauren Kark

Engineering
Grad Sch: Biomedical Eng

Associate Professor 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
  • Journal articles | 2020
    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
    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 | 2019
    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
    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 | 2017
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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 | 2015
    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 | 2014
    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 | 2011
    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
    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
    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
  • Conference Papers | 2015
    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
    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