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Satyajit Ambike

Contact Information
Email: sambike@purdue.edu
Office: LAMB 110B Map
Phone: 765-496-0567
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Associate Professor of Health and Kinesiology

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Pillars of Interdisciplinary Research Excellence

Enhancing Biological and Physical Function in Later Life; Engineering over the Life Course


PhD Ohio State University Mechanical Engineering 2012

Research Interests

Movement in biological systems. Focuses on age-related changes in human prehensile behavior and on human locomotion. Interested in (a) quantifying manual dexterity, (b) in measuring and modeling mechanics at the fingertip-object interface, and the (c) control of movement stability to facilitate adaptive movements.

Teaching Interests

Biomechanics of sports; Computational methods for movement analyses; Matlab programming for behavior scientists

Selected Publications

Altenburger P, Ambike S, Haddad JM, 2023, "Translating Assessment of Movement Synergies to Rehabilitative Practice". Phys Ther, 103(10):pzad075

Kulkarni A, Cui C, Rietdyk S, Ambike S, 2023, "Humans exploit passive anterior-posterior motion to improve either walking efficiency or walking stability based on environmental risk". PLoS One, 18(4):e0284278

Villanueva A, Jang S, Stuerzlinger W, Ambike S, Ramani K, 2023, "Advanced Modeling Method for Quantifying Cumulative Subjective Fatigue in Mid-Air Interaction". Int J Hum-Comp Stud, 169:102931

Rietdyk, S, Ambike, S, Amireault, S, Haddad, JM, Ling, G, Newtong, D, and Richards, EA, 2022, "Co-occurrences of fall-related factors in adults aged 60 to 85 years in the United States National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey". PLoS One, 17(11):e0277406

Kulkarni A, Cui C, Rietdyk S, Ambike S, 2022, "Between a walk and a hard place: How stepping patterns change while navigating environmental obstacles". Mot Control, 27(1):20-34

Cui C, Kulkarni A, Rietdyk S, Ambike S, 2022, "Locomotion control during curb descent: Bilateral ground reaction variables covary consistently during the double support phase regardless of future foot placement constraints". PLoS One, 17(10):e0268090

Song J, Kim K, Ambike S, Park J, 2022, "Hierarchical and synergistic organization of control variables during the multi-digit grasp of a free and an externally fixed object". Hum Mov Sci, 85:102994

Naik A, Ambike S, 2022, "Expectation of volitional arm movement has prolonged effects on the grip force exerted on a pinched object". Exp Brain Res, 240:2607-2621

Cui C, Muir B, Rietdyk S, Haddad JM, van Emmerik R, Ambike S, 2021, "Sensitivity of the toe height to multi-joint angular changes in the lower limbs during unobstructed and obstructed gait", J App Biomech, 37(3):224-232

Ambike S, 2021, "Dynamics and stability of task-specific manifolds: Comment on 'Laws of Nature that Define Biological Action and Perception' by Mark L. Latash", Phys of Life Rev, 37:3-4

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