Ben Meyer, exercise science, delivered a presentation, “Bilateral symmetry of balance measures in healthy young adults” at the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity conference held from June 11-12. The project utilized data collected from the Exercise Science Department’s recently acquired Biodex Balance System, which measures forward/backward and side-to-side sway during various stance configurations.

In addition, Meyer delivered a presentation, “The effects of isokinetic testing speed on ham:quad ratios and asymmetry indexes” at the 44th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, held from August 5-7. Results from the study indicate that the symmetry between right and left legs varies across testing speeds, and that the ham:quad ratio increased slightly as testing velocity increased. Dr. Meyer also served as an abstract reviewer for the conference.