Texas Tech University

John R. Harry, Ph.D., CSCS


Researcher: John R. Harry, Ph.D., CSCS

Title: Associate Professor 

Laboratory: Room 126, Human Performance Laboratory (Twitter: @TTU_Biomech)



 Personal Statement

Dr. Harry is an applied biomechanist who studies “how” and “why” human move the way they do. He has specific expertise in lower extremity movement execution and control strategies in both healthy and neurologically impaired populations. His research agenda centers on 1) the identification of the benefits of resistance exercise in persons with anxiety and anxiety-related symptoms, 2) physical performance assessments and interventions in athlete and tactical populations, and 3) replicated single-subject assessments of performance change.

Laboratory Skills and Capabilities

  • Two dimensional and three-dimensional motion capture measurement techniques
  • Force platform testing and analysis
  • Muscle activation assessments via surface electromyography
  • Resistance exercise assessment and programming

Laboratory Equipment

Note: Items listed are currently in the lab or are in the process of being acquired

  • 12-camera three-dimensional motion capture system (Vicon Motion Systems)
  • 6-camera three-dimensional motion capture system for mobile testing (Vicon Motion Systems)
  • 4 three-dimensional force platforms (Advanced Mechanical Technology, Inc., Bertec Corporation)
  • 1 portable force platform (Advanced Mechanical Technology, Inc.)
  • Force-instrumented staircase
  • 16-channel wireless electromyography system (Delsys, Inc.)
  • 1 Non-invasive brain stimulator (Caputron)
  •  Multiple free-weight and machine-based resistance training stations equipped with necessary accessories and customizable exercise selections (Elitefts; Power Systems, LLC; Again Faster®; York Barbell USA)

Department of Kinesiology & Sport Management

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    Box 43011, Texas Tech University, 2500 Broadway, Lubbock, TX 79409
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