The interaction of physiology and biomechanics during human locomotion; specifically how the implementation of assistive mechanical devices, such as prostheses and exoskeletons, influence walking, running, hopping, and sprinting.
1995-1998, B.A., Kinesiology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
2002-2007, Ph.D., Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
2007-2011, Post-doctoral Fellow, Media Lab Biomechatronics Group, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
2009-2011, Research Scientist, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Providence VA Center for Restorative & Regenerative Medicine, Providence, RI
2011-2012, Research Specialist, Prosthetics and Orthotics, Whirlwind Wheelchair International, San Francisco, CA
2012-2013, Assistant Research Professor, Department of Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.
2013-Present, Research Healthcare Scientist, Department of Veterans Affairs, Eastern Colorado Healthcare System, Denver, CO
2013-Present, Assistant Professor, Department of Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.
M Batliner, S Kipp, AM Grabowski, R Kram, & W Byrnes. Does metabolic rate increase linearly with running speed in all distance runners? Sports Medicine International Open 2017; 2018; 2: E1–E8. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0043-122068
ON Beck & AM Grabowski. The biomechanics of the fastest sprinter with a unilateral transtibial amputation. Journal of Applied Physiology 124: 641–645, 2018. doi:10.1152/japplphysiol.00737.2017
ON Beck, S Kipp, JM Roby, AM Grabowski, R Kram, & JD Ortega. Older runners retain youthful running economy despite biomechanical differences. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 48(4) 697–704, 2016
ON Beck, P Taboga, & AM Grabowski. Characterizing the mechanical properties of running-specific lower-limb prostheses. PLoS ONE 11(12): e0168298. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0168298, 2016
ON Beck, P Taboga, & AM Grabowski.How do prosthetic stiffness, height, and running speed affect the biomechanics of athletes with bilateral transtibial amputations? 14: 20170230. Published 28 June 2017. Royal Society Interface DOI: 10.1098/rsif.2017.0230
ON Beck, P Taboga, & AM Grabowski.Reduced prosthetic stiffness lowers the metabolic cost of running for athletes with bilateral transtibial amputations. 122 (4): 976-984. Published Jan. 19, 2017. Journal of Applied Physiology DOI: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00587.2016
RA Capobianco, DF. Feeney, JR Jeffers, J Morreale, RM Enoka, & AM Grabowski. Patients with sacroiliac joint dysfunction exhibit altered movement strategies when performing a sit-to-stand task. The Spine Journal DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.spinee.2018.03.008
JR Jeffers & AM Grabowski. Effects of passive and powered ankle-foot prostheses on leg joint work during sloped walking. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology Front. Robot. AI, 22 December 2017
S Kipp, AM Grabowski, & R Kram. What determines the metabolic cost of human running across a wide range of velocities? Journal of Experimental Biology 2018 : jeb.184218 doi: 10.1242/jeb.184218 Published 31 July 2018
JR Montgomery (Jeffers) & AM Grabowski. The contributions of ankle, knee and hip joint work to individual leg work change during uphill and downhill walking over a range of speeds. Royal Society Open Science Published 29 August 2018
JR Montgomery (Jeffers) & AM Grabowski. Use of a Powered Ankle-Foot Prosthesis Reduces the Metabolic Cost of Uphill Walking and Improves Leg Work Symmetry in People with Transtibial Amputations. Journal of the Royal Society Interface Aug15 (145), 2018
NT Pickle, AM Grabowski, JR Jeffers, & AK Silverman. The Functional Roles of Muscles, Passive Prostheses and Powered prostheses during Sloped Walking in People with a Transtibial Amputation. ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering 2017; BIO-17-1217 doi: 10.1115/1.4037938
NT Pickle, AM Grabowski, AG Auyang, & AK Silverman. The functional roles of muscles during sloped walking. Journal of Biomechanics 49 3244-3251, 2016
P Taboga, R Kram,&AM Grabowski. Maximum-speed curve-running biomechanics of sprinters with and without unilateral leg amputations. Journal of Experimental Biology 219 851-858, 2016. doi:10.1242/jeb.133488
S Willwacher, J Funken, K Heinrich, R Müller, H Hobara, AM Grabowski, G-P Brüggemann, & W Potthast. Elite long jumpers with below the knee prostheses approach the board slower, but take-off more effectively than non-amputee athletes. Scientific Reports; 2017; 7: 16058; DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-16383-5