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Thomas M. Kepple

Thomas M. Kepple

Limited Term Researcher
Kinesiology & Applied Physiology
210A Human Performance Lab




Current Research

  • Motion Capture Kinematics
  • Induced Acceleration Analysis


  • MS, University of Maryland, 1989
  • BS, Johns Hopkins University, 1980

Professional Experience

  • 2008-present Instructor, Department of Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
  • 1986-2007 Biomechanist, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
  • 1985-1986 Research Assistant, Department of Kinesiology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
  • 1983-1984 Part Time Instructor, Physics, Dundalk Community College, Dundalk, MD
  • 1982-1983 Mathematics Teacher, Loyola High School, Baltimore, MD
  • 1981-1982 Head Cross Country Coach/Assistant Track Coach, Athletic Department, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Selected Publications

  • Siegel K.L., Kepple T. & Stanhope S.J. (2007). A case study of gait compensations for hip muscle weakness in idiopathic inflammatory myopathy. Clinical Biomechanics, 22, 319-326.
  • Siegel K.L., Kepple T. & Stanhope S.J. (2006). Using induced accelerations to understand knee stability during gait of individuals with muscle weakness. Gait & Posture, 234, 435-440.
  • Kepple T. (2005) Sharing data and software in biomechanics. Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science, 6, 293-297.
  • Siegel K.L., Kepple T. & Stanhope S. (2004). Joint moment control of mechanical energy flow during normal gait. Gait & Posture, 19, 69-75.
  • Siegel K.L., Kepple T. & Stanhope S.J. (2003). A new understanding of gait compensations for lower extremity impairments. Invited commentary in Orthopaedic Division Review, November/December: 15-16.
  • Kepple T. & Stanhope S. (2000). Move3d Software. In Biomechanics and Neural Control of Posture and Movement. (Winters and Crago, Editors.)
  • Kepple T., Sommer H.J., Siegel K.L. & Stanhope S. (1998). A three-dimensional musculoskeletal database for the lower extremities. Journal of Biomechanics. 31, 77-80.
  • Kepple T., Siegel K.L. & Stanhope S. (1997). Relative contributions of the lower extremity joint moments to forward progression and support during gait. Gait & Posture, 6, 1-8.
  • Siegel K., Kepple T., & Caldwell G. (1996). Improved agreement of foot segmental power and rate of energy during gait: inclusion of distal power terms and use of 3D models. Journal of Biomechanics, 29, 823-827.
  • Kepple T., Arnold A., Stanhope S. & Siegel K.L. (1994) Measurement of musculoskeletal motion from surface landmarks: A three-dimensional computer graphics approach. Journal of Biomechanics, 27, 365-371.
  • Buczek F., Kepple T., Stanhope S. & Siegel K.L. (1994) Translational and rotational joint power terms in a six degree-of-freedom model of the normal ankle complex. Journal of Biomechanics, 27, 1447-1457.

Funded Grants or Contracts

  • Grant No. R44HD043660-03, National Institutes of Health, Project Title: Induced Acceleration for Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Grant No. YR42 HD37286, National Institutes of Health, Project Title: Move3d/Visual3d Technology Transfer Project

State, Regional, and National Professional Activities

Editorial Contributions

  • Journal of Biomechanics
  • Gait and Posture
  • IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine

Professional Memberships

  • Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society, Charter Member

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