Ph. D. in Ergonomics, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2003
B. S. in Refrigeration and Cryogenic Engineering, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1998
Fall prevention; Motor rehabilitation; Biomechanics; Computer simulation
Feng Yang is an associate professor in the College of Education & Human Development’s Department of Kinesiology and Health. He holds a Ph.D. in ergonomics from Beihang University.
Yang and his research team conduct research related to biomechanics, motor disorders and rehabilitation. Currently, his research concerns fall prevention among older adults and individuals with neurological dysfunctions (such as multiple sclerosis or Alzheimer’s disease). Specifically, Yang and his team investigate the underlying mechanisms of falls from the biomechanical and neuromuscular perspectives among healthy and pathological populations. They also work to develop novel yet cost-effective training paradigms – such as vibration training, perturbation training, etc. – to prevent falls from happening among individuals with elevated falling risk. Yang has published more than 60 articles in prestigious journals.
Yang, F., Finlayson M., Bethoux, F., Su, X.-G., Dillon L. Maldonado H.M. “Controlled whole-body vibration training reduces risk of falls among individuals with multiple sclerosis.” Disability and Rehabilitation, 2017 (in press).
Liu, Z.-Q., Yang, F. “Obesity may not induce dynamic stability disadvantage among young adults.” PLoS ONE, 2017 (in press).
Yang, F., Estrada, E., Sanchez, M. “Vibration training improves disability status in multiple sclerosis: A pretest-posttest pilot study.” Journal of Neurological Sciences, 2016, 369: 96-101.
Yang, F., King, G. “Dynamic gait stability of treadmill versus overground walking in young adults?” Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 2016, 31: 81-87.
Yang, F., Kim, J., Munoz, J. “Adaptive gait responses to awareness of a slip during treadmill walking.” Gait and Posture, 2016, 50: 175-179.