Current Research

This page provides information about the research projects currently being conducted the NMSU Laboratorio de Biomechanica. If you have an interest in becoming involved in, or participating in any of the current projects, please contact Dr. David W. Keeley at

Use of Ultrasound to Assess Alterations in Joint Structures in Athletic and Active Populations

This project focuses on using ultrasonography to assess changes in joint structures following strenuous activities. The targeted populations for this project


  • Youth, High School, and Collegiate Athletes
  • Highly active individuals over the age of 50

 Validation of Ultrasound Assessment in Measuring Tendon Exit Angles

This developing project is a collaboration between the NMSU Laboratorio de Biomechanica and the NMSU Department of Animal Science. It focuses on calculating tendon exit angles in various regions utilizing non-invasive ultrasound imaging techniques and then validating those calculated angles through the dissection of the animal.

Surface Electromyographic Variables and Their Impact on Sport Performance

This project focuses on how muscle activity impacts both performance and possible injury in athletic and active individuals. The target populations for this project include:

  • Highly active individuals as well as competitive and recreational athletes

The Impact of Segment Mass Rations on Performance Variables in Collegiate Tennis Athletes

This project focuses on analyzing the upper extremity mass ratios of collegiate tennis athletes and the manner in which these rations correlate to performance. The target population for this project is:

  • Active collegiate tennis players

The Impact of Body Mass on Movement Capabilities in Overweight/Obese and Normal Weight Individuals

This project focuses on analyzing torque variables and human gait in an effort to identify differences in these variables between overweight/obese and normal weight individuals.

  • All mobile individuals that have not been diagnosed with musculoskeletal injury in the past 12 months.