Gu Eon Kang

Gu Eon Kang

Assistant Professor

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800 West Campbell Rd.
Mailstop: BSB11
Richardson, TX 75080-3021


BS, Mechanical Engineering, Korea University, South Korea

MS, Mechanical Engineering & Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan

PhD, Movement Science, University of Michigan

Post-doc, Surgical Research, Baylor College of Medicine


Dr. Gu Eon Kang is an Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at UT Dallas and the principal investigator of the Neuromuscular and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Laboratory. His lab investigates the link between changes in biomechanics (e.g., mobility, balance, falls) and neuromuscular disorders in order to improve human performance and prevent and detect future injury. While at the University of Michigan, his work focused on the identification of novel metric to quantify the quality of ordinary movement such as movement smoothness and dynamic balance in healthy individuals and individuals with chronic mental illnesses. During his post-doc at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Kang has worked on understanding the biomechanics in individuals with diabetic peripheral neuropathy and chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, and on developing and evaluating home-based, self-manageable interventions to improve balance and mobility. His research program at UT Dallas is directed towards developing a comprehensive evaluation of balance and mobility in individuals with peripheral nervous system dysfunction due to diabetes and cancer, and developing home-based therapies to reduce fall risks in individuals with peripheral nervous system dysfunction. His research is also directed towards understanding pathomechanics of diabetic foot disease using computational modeling.

Research Interests

Biomechanics, Frailty, Diabetic foot, Fall prevention, Gait, Posture, Wearable sensors, Motion analysis, Computational modeling, Finite element analysis, Physical activity, Physiological monitoring