Phone: +1 512 232 1782
Office: BEL 532
Office Hours: By appointment or Tuesday/Thursday 11-noon
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Hao-Yuan Hsiao is an Assistant Professor at The University of Texas at Austin. He received a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan Ocean University in Taiwan before acquiring a M.Eng in Biomedical Engineering from Cornell University. In 2015, Hsiao earned his Ph.D. in Biomechanics and Movement Science from the University of Delaware, where his dissertation was titled "Mechanisms For Increasing Propulsive Force During Walking In Individuals Poststroke". He then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science at the University of Maryland Baltimore.
Ph.D. in Biomechanics and Movement Science, University of Delaware, 2015
M.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University, 2011
M.S. in Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan Ocean University, 2005
B.S. in Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan Ocean University, 2003
Studies the biomechanical and neuromuscular control mechanisms of human movement and translates this knowledge into practical solutions that reduce walking-related disability.
Institutional Review Board, (2020)
Prible, D., Fey, N. & Hsiao, H. (2022). Biomechanical mechanism of peak braking force modulation during increased walking speed in healthy young adults. Journal of Biomechanics, 144.
Hinton, EH., Likens, A., Hsiao, H., Binder-Markey, BI., Binder-Macleod, SA. & Knarr, BA. (2022). Ankle stiffness modulation during different gait speeds in individuals post-stroke. Clinical Biomechanics, 99.
Shen, K., Gray, VL., Borrelli, J., Rogers, MW. & Hsiao, H. (2022). Neuromechanical mechanisms of impact absorption during perturbation-induced limb loading in individuals post-stroke. Scientific Reports, 12.
Jeon, W., Hsiao, H. & Griffin, L. (2021). Effects of different initial foot positions on kinematics, muscle activation patterns, and postural control during a sit-to-stand in younger and older adults. Journal of Biomechanics, 117. doi:10.1016/j.jbiomech.2021.110251.
Awad, L., Hsiao, H. & Binder-Macleod, S. (2020). Central drive to the paretic ankle plantarflexors affects the relationship between propulsion and walking speed after stroke. Journal of Neurologic Physical THerapy.
Hsiao, H., Gray, V., Borrelli, J. & Rogers, M. (2020). Biomechanical Control of Paretic Lower Limb During Imposed Weight Transfer in Individuals Post-Stroke. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 17(1), 140.
Hsiao, H., Creath, R., Sanders, O., Inacio, M., Beamer, B. & Rogers, M. (2020). Acoustic Pre-stimulation Modulates Startle and Postural Reactions during Sudden Release of Standing Support Surface in Aging. Human Movement Science.
Hedrick, E., Parker, S., Hsiao, H. & Knarr, B. (2020). Mechanisms used to increase propulsive forces on a treadmill in older adults. Journal of Biomechanics.
Borrelli, J., Creath, R., Pizac, D., Hsiao, H., Sanders, O. & Rogers, M. (2019). Perturbation-evoked lateral steps in older adults: why take two steps when one will do?. Clinical Biomechanics, 63.
Sanders, O., Hsiao, H., Savin, D., Creath, R. & Rogers, M. (2019). Aging changes in protective balance and startle responses to sudden drop-perturbations. Journal of Neurophysiology.
Sanders, O., Hsiao, H., Savin, D., Creath, R. & Rogers, M. (2019). Aging effects of motor prediction on protective balance and startle responses to sudden drop perturbations.. Journal of Biomechanics.
Hsiao, H., Gray, VL., Creath, RA., Binder-Macleod, SA. & Rogers, MW. (2017). Control of lateral weight transfer is associated with walking speed in individuals post-stroke. Journal of Biomechanics, 60.
Palmer, JA., Hsiao, H., Wright, T. & Binder-Macleod, SA. (2017). A single session of FES-assisted walking produces changes in corticomotor symmetry that are related to changes in post-stroke walking mechanics. Physical Therapy, 97.
Hsiao, H., Zabielski, T., Palmer, JA., Higginson, JS. & Binder-Macleod, SA. (2016). Evaluation of measurements of propulsion used to reflect changes in walking speed in individuals post-stroke. Journal of Biomechanics, 49.
Hsiao, H., Higginson, JS. & Binder-Macleod, SA. (2016). Baseline predictors of treatment gains in propulsive force in individuals poststroke. Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation, 13.
Hsiao, H., Knarr, BA., Higginson, JS. & Binder-Macleod, SA. (2015). Mechanisms used to increase propulsive force following 12-weeks of gait training in individuals poststroke. Journal of Biomechanics, 49.
Hsiao, H., Awad, LN., Palmer, JA., Higginson, JS. & Binder-Macleod, SA. (2015). Contribution of paretic and non-paretic limb peak propulsive forces to changes in walking speed in individuals poststroke. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, 30.
Palmer, JA., Hsiao, H., Awad, LN. & Binder-Macleod, SA. (2015). Symmetry of corticomotor input to plantarflexors influences the propulsive strategy used to increase walking speed post-stroke. Clinical Neuropysiology, 127.
Hsiao, H., Knarr, BA., Higginson, JS. & Binder-Macleod, SA. (2015). Mechanisms to increase propulsive force for individuals poststroke. Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation, 12.
Hsiao, H., Knarr, BA., Higginson, JS. & Binder-Macleod, SA. (2015). The relative contribution of ankle moment and trailing limb angle to propulsive force during gait. Human Movement Science, 39.
NIH R21: Neuromuscular and Biomechanical Control of Lower Limb Loading in Individuals with Chronic Stroke
Control of Lateral Stability during Unilateral Ground Support Perturbation in Older Adults.
NIH R21: Control of Wight Transfer during Gait in Individuals Poststroke
We explore the feasibility and effectiveness of using treadmill oscillation to promote weight transfer during walking.
Portable audiovisual biofeedback system to improve weight bearing during walking
This project aims to develop and test a portable system that provides audio and visual feedback of weight bearing information during locomotion. This system has the potential to improve weight bearing in individuals post-stroke.
Frontal-plane biomechanical model to predict weight bearing during walking
This project aims to develop a mathematical model using frontal plan biomechanical variables to predict weight bearing during gait. Success development of this model will allow us to understand how individuals modulate these biomechanical factors to change weight bearing and how impairments in frontal plane movements may affect weight bearing during walking in clinical populations such as older adults and individuals post-stroke
Combined effect of Tai-Chi Stepping and ground support perturbation on dynamic stability in older adults
This project studies how Tai-Chi stepping and ground support perturbation affects lateral stability.
VA Maryland Exercise and Robotics Center of Excellence Pilot Award
Postural Reaction to Unilateral Vertical Displacement of Ground Support in Individuals Post-stroke.
Using Functional Electrical Stimulation to Assist Lateral Weight Transfer in Individuals Post-stroke
College of Education Small Grant Award, University of Texas at Austin (2023 - 2024)
NIH R21 Neuromuscular and Biomechanical Control of Wight Transfer during Gait in Individuals Poststroke, University of Texas at Austin (2022 - 2024)
College of Education Small Grand Award, UT Austin (2021 - 2022)
College of Education Small Grand Award, UT Austin (2019 - 2020)
Keng-Hung Shen (Supervisor)
Forouzan Foroughi (Supervisor)
Talieh Jannesar (Supervisor)
Jacob M Smith (Supervisor)
Shun Nakamura (Supervisor)
|2021||Fall||KIN 326K: Biomech Anly Of Movement|
|2021||Spring||KIN 326K: Biomech Anly Of Movement|
|2020||Fall||KIN 386: 1-Rsch Meths: Proposal Writing|
|2020||Fall||KIN 197: Research Problems|
|2020||Fall||KIN 397: Research Problems|
|2020||Spring||KIN 320: Appld Biomechs Of Human Movmnt|
|2019||Fall||KIN 386: 1-Rsch Meths: Proposal Writing|
|2019||Spring||KIN 395: 59-Biomechs In Clincl Settings|
|2018||Fall||KIN 382: 4-Biomechanics Laboratory|
Neurorehabilitation and Biomechanics Laboratory
The mission of the Neurorehabilitation and Biomechanics laboratory is to understand the mechanisms of biomechanical and neuromuscular control of normal and pathological movements, and to apply this knowledge to design interventions that improve functional movements such as walking. We use motion analysis and modeling techniques to develop a mechanism-based framework to advance the understanding of human movement. In addition, we are interested in integrating novel technologies to develop therapeutic interventions.