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Zahra Safaeepour

Postdoctoral Research Associate    Postdoctorate    
Education

Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering (Biomechanics), Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Iran, 2013
M.S. in Prosthetics and Orthotics, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Iran, 2007
B.S. in Prosthetics and Orthotics, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Iran, 2005

Specializations

Biomedical Engineering-Biomechanics, Human Motion, Prosthetics and Orthotics

Biography

Zahra Safaeepour is a postdoctoral research associate in the biomechanics laboratory at Georgia State University. Her primary research interest lies in the area of human movement biomechanics. More specifically, her research is focused on better understanding of normal and pathological gait patterns and how different prostheses and orthoses impact movements in children and adults with limb loss and walking disorders.

Safaeepour joined Dr. Mark Geil’s research team at the Biomechanics Laboratory, Center for Pediatric Locomotion Sciences at Georgia State University in March of 2015 as a postdoctoral research associate. Her ongoing research is to study prosthetic knee use in children with limb loss using computerized gait analysis.

Publications

1. Safaeepour Z, Eshraghi A, Geil M. The effect of damping in prosthetic ankle and knee joints on the biomechanical outcomes: A literature review, Prosthetics and Orthotics International, 2017, 41, 336-344.

2. Geil M, Wasco K, Wu J, Coulter C, Safaeepour Z, Wang Y. A pilot investigation of the effect of postural control strategies and balance in children with unilateral lower-limb amputation. Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics, 2016, 28, 180-185.

3. Safaeepour Z, Esteki A, Tabatabai A, Mousavi M E. Design and development of a novel visco-elastic ankle-foot prosthesis based on the human ankle biomechanics. Prosthetics and Orthotics International, 2014, 38, 400-4.

4. Safaeepour Z, Esteki A, Tabatabai A, Abu Osman NA. Quantitative analysis of human ankle characteristics at different gait phases and speeds for utilizing in ankle-foot prosthetic design. BioMedical Engineering OnLine, 2014, 26, 13-19.