Human Balance and Ambulation Research Laboratory


For additional information, please see Dr. King’s Google Scholar page.

  1. 1.“Classification of body movements based on posturographic data,” Human Movement Science 33:238-250, 2014.

  2. 2.“Slip-related characterization of gait kinetics: investigation of pervious concrete as a slip-resistant walking surface,” Safety Science 57:51-59, 2013.

  3. 3."The influence of core musculature engagement on hip and knee kinematics in women during a single leg squat," International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy 7(1):1-12, 2012.

  4. 4."Age-related differences in kinetic measures of landing phase lateral stability during a balance-restoring forward step," Gait & Posture 35(3):440-445, 2012.

  5. 5."Effects of age and localized muscle fatigue on ankle plantar flexor torque development," Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy 35(1):8-14, 2012.

Selected Publications

Dr. King is the director of UMKC’s Human Balance and Ambulation Research Laboratory (HBARL), whose mission is focused on the study of kinetic and kinematic features of human balance. The HBARL is affiliated with UMKC’s Human Motion Laboratory (HML), a separate facility housing experimental resources that is shared by multiple investigators.

Collaborators and Affiliated Faculty

Current Researchers

Gregory W. King, PhD

Safeer Siddicky

Kiran Gavini

Mary Okafor

Michael Dennis

Lab Alumni

Crystal Wolfe

Sierra Shipley, BSME

Chase Franklin, BSME

Audrey Barnard, BSME

Vicki Angelini, MSME

Adam Bruetsch, MSME

Darren Mullin, MSME

Grant Meyer

Negar Khalandi, BSME

Sai M. Malineni, MSME

Chaitanya K. Akula, MSME

Ghassan Dinn, BSME

Seth Powers, BSME

Interested in Research Opportunities?

Dr. King is currently recruiting undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral students to work in his laboratory. If you would like to get involved in the interesting and exciting field of biomechanics, please see the opportunities page for more information and required qualifications.