Kevin Keenan, Ph.D.
College of Health Sciences- Department of Kinesiology
Interests & Expertise:
Dr. Keenan’s work is dedicated to understanding the interplay between motor function, physical activity, and health. Experimental procedures used in the laboratory include high-density surface EMG arrays (up to 256 EMG recordings), long-term (>6 hrs) EMG recordings, indwelling EMG recordings, force sensors, motion capture, and computational modeling. To see Dr. Keenan’s full profile, click here. Click here to view Dr. Keenan’s vitae.
Current collaborative projects being pursued in the lab include: the role of physical activity on motor function in older adults; assessment of muscle coordination during finger pressing tasks in young and older adults; the role of EMG biofeedback to improve chronic neck pain; the change in neuromuscular control in stroke survivors, and the noninvasive assessment of neuromuscular properties using high-density EMG arrays.
Most Recent Publications:
Benson, L. C., Cobb, S. C., Hyngstrom, A. S., Keenan, K., Luo, J., & O'Connor, K. M. (2018, December). Identifying trippers and non-trippers based on knee kinematics during obstacle-free walking. Human Movement Science, 62, 58-66.
Benson, L. C., Cobb, S. C., Hyngstrom, A. S., Keenan, K., Luo, J., & O’Connor, K. M. (2018, November). A PCA Approach to Quantifying Foot Clearance and Foot Clearance Variability. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 1-24.
Gerstle, E. E., Keenan, K., O'Connor, K., & Cobb, S. C. (2018, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). Lower extremity muscle activity during descent from varying step heights. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 42, 57-65.
Keenan, K., Senefeld, J. W., & Hunter, S. K. (2018, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). Girls in the boat: Sex differences in rowing performance and participation. Sandbakk, Øyvind (Ed.). PLOS ONE, 13(1), e0191504.
Gerstle, E.E., O'Connor K., Keenan, K.G., & Cobb, S.C. (2017). Foot and Ankle Kinematics during Descent from Varying Step Heights. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 33(6), 453-459. doi:10.1123/jab.2016-0301
Keenan, K.G., Huddleston, W.E., & Ernest, B.E. (2017). Altered Visual Strategies and Attention are Related to Increased Force Fluctuations during a Pinch Grip Task in Older Adults. Journal of Neurophysiology 118(5), 2537-2548. doi:10.1152/jn.00928.2016