Jessica Ventura is a mechanical engineer specializing in biomechanics of human movement. As a doctoral student at the University of Texas at Austin, she researched the impacts of energy return properties of prosthetic ankles on amputee walking. Her current research uses personalized biomechanics analysis to inform runners and athletes of injury risk. Dr. Ventura also leads a biannual seminar to Belize focused on healthcare and adaptive technologies in the developing world.
Modeling and simulation of musculoskeletal systems for athletic injury prevention and improved performance.
Ventura, J.D., Charrette A.L., Roberts, K.J. (2019). The Effect of a Low-Cost Bodyweight Supported Treadmill Trainer on Walking Speed and Joint Motion. Medicina, 55(8).
Ventura, J.D., Klute,G.K., Neptune, R.R. (2015). Individual Muscle Contributions to Circular Turning Mechanics. Journal of Biomechanics, 48(6), 1067-1074.
Ventura, J.D., Klute, G.K., Neptune, R.R. (2011). The Effects of Prosthetic Ankle Dorsiflexion and Energy Return on Below-knee Amputee Leg Loading. Clinical Biomechanics, 26(3), 298-303.