102 episodes

Your favorite biomechanics podcast! Melissa Boswell, PhD, and Hannah O'Day, PhD, researchers at Stanford University, talk to researchers around the world about the exciting field of human (and animal) movement biomechanics. They also cover overcoming failures, collaborations, open science, leadership, and more. For more information, visit our website biomechanicsonourminds.com.

Biomechanics on our Minds Drs. Melissa Boswell and Hannah O’Day

    • Science
    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

Your favorite biomechanics podcast! Melissa Boswell, PhD, and Hannah O'Day, PhD, researchers at Stanford University, talk to researchers around the world about the exciting field of human (and animal) movement biomechanics. They also cover overcoming failures, collaborations, open science, leadership, and more. For more information, visit our website biomechanicsonourminds.com.

    Episode 69: Biomechanics On Our Minds Forever

    Episode 69: Biomechanics On Our Minds Forever

    Thank you for six incredible years. Biomechanics on our minds!

    3 Melissa and Hannah

    • 10 min
    Episode 68: Choose the Impossible | Olympic Gold Medalist Jenn Heil

    Episode 68: Choose the Impossible | Olympic Gold Medalist Jenn Heil

    Our guest in this episode is Jenn Heil, a Canadian freestyle skier, two-time Olympic medalist, and reigning world champion in dual moguls. Jenn is a Guinness World Record Holder, Canadian Order of Sport Recipient, Stanford Graduate School of Business Leadership Award Winner, Founder of a startup focused on improving maternal mental health, and a mother of two boys herself. We talk about Jenn’s experiences and perspectives from these roles and how she has used her learnings and expertise to improve performance for others. Even at eight years old, she had an intensity for chasing challenges and fighting fear and is a clear example of what greatness can stand on the other side of fear. Our conversation inspired us to “choose the impossible” and “take joy in the process.” We hope it inspires you too!

    Thank you to our sponsors!
    The Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance: https://humanperformancealliance.org/

    Connect with Jenn Heil!
    Website: https://www.jenniferheil.com/
    Instagram: @jennheil
    Twitter: @JennHeil
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-heil/
    KoKo Health: https://www.kokohealth.ai

    Connect with BOOM!
    Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook: @biomechanicsonourminds
    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/biomechanicsoom/
    YouTube: Biomechanics On Our Minds
    Website and shop: biomechanicsonourminds.com

    • 47 min
    Episode 67: The Human Performance Series Part 3 | Satchin Panda

    Episode 67: The Human Performance Series Part 3 | Satchin Panda

    This is Part 3 of our series on human performance supported by the Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance! In this episode, we talked with Dr. Satchin Panda, a professor in the Regulatory Biology Laboratory and the Rita and Richard Atkinson Chair at the Salk Institute, as well as the Director of the Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance at Salk. Satchin is an expert researcher on circadian rhythms, even authoring a book on the topic called Circadian Code. We discuss everything from why circadian rhythms are important for our health, what we know and don’t know about these rhythms from scientific studies, and how we can experiment with our own systems to optimize our own health and performance.

    Thank you to our sponsors!
    Delsys: Enter a prize draw to win a two-sensor Trigno Lite system: https://delsys.com/boom
    The Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance: https://humanperformancealliance.org/

    Connect with Satchin Panda!
    Twitter: @SatchinPanda
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/satchin-panda-926ba369/
    Research Bio: https://www.salk.edu/scientist/satchidananda-panda/

    Connect with BOOM!
    Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook: @biomechanicsonourminds
    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/biomechanicsoom/
    YouTube: Biomechanics On Our Minds
    Website and shop: biomechanicsonourminds.com

    Resources:
    https://www.salk.edu/news-release/benefits-of-time-restricted-eating-depend-on-age-and-sex/
    https://www.cell.com/cell-reports/fulltext/S2211-1247(21)00977-3
    https://www.salk.edu/news-release/mobile-app-records-our-erratic-eating-habits/

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 66: The Human Performance Series Part 2 | NiCole Keith

    Episode 66: The Human Performance Series Part 2 | NiCole Keith

    Welcome to Part 2 of the Human Performance Series supported by the Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance! In this episode, we talked with NiCole Keith who is a Professor at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis and the current president of American College Sports Medicine. NiCole shared her research in health equity and physical activity and the importance of making physical activity accessible to everyone.

    Thank you to our sponsors!
    Delsys: Enter a prize draw to win a two-sensor Trigno Lite system: https://delsys.com/boom
    The Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance: https://humanperformancealliance.org/

    Connect with NiCole Keith!
    Twitter: @nicolekeithphd
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicole-keith-2370083/
    Research Bio: https://www.regenstrief.org/person/nicole-keith/

    Connect with BOOM!
    Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook: @biomechanicsonourminds
    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/biomechanicsoom/
    YouTube: Biomechanics On Our Minds
    Website and shop: biomechanicsonourminds.com

    Resources [ADD ANY RESOURCES USED HERE]
    “Achieving Equity in Physical Activity Participation: ACSM Experience and Next Steps”: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27870795/
    Duke presentation: https://sites.duke.edu/eimduke/files/2020/02/2020-Colloquium-Keynote-Slides-edited.pdf
    “COVID-19: Implications for Physical Activity, Health Disparities, and Health Equity”: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/15598276211029222
    “COVID-19: Implications for Physical Activity, Health Disparities, and Health Equity”: https://www.mdpi.com/2076-328X/10/9/133

    • 44 min
    Episode 65: The Human Performance Series Part 1 | Caroline Kryder

    Episode 65: The Human Performance Series Part 1 | Caroline Kryder

    In this episode, we interview Caroline Kryder, the Women’s Health Lead and Product Marketing Manager at Oura, a company that makes a smart ring device to track sleep, physical activity, and much more. Caroline shares how Oura is working to close the gap in Women’s health research and how they use customer insights to provide meaningful and actionable data-driven health feedback. We learn about the results from studies on using body surface temperature to determine menstrual cycles and predict pregnancy in as little as 5 days after conception.

    Thank you to our sponsors!
    Delsys: Enter a prize draw to win a two-sensor Trigno Lite system: https://delsys.com/boom
    The Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance: https://humanperformancealliance.org/

    Connect with Caroline Kryder!
    Caroline’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/caroline-kryder/
    The Pulse Blog: https://ouraring.com/blog/
    How Your Menstrual Cycle Impacts Your Entire Body: https://ouraring.com/blog/your-menstrual-cycle/

    Connect with BOOM!
    Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook: @biomechanicsonourminds
    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/biomechanicsoom/
    YouTube: Biomechanics On Our Minds
    Website and shop: biomechanicsonourminds.com

    Resources
    UC San Diego feasibility study on using the Oura ring for early prediction of pregnancy: https://journals.plos.org/digitalhealth/article?id=10.1371/journal.pdig.0000034#:~:text=This%20preliminary%20study%20supports%20the,after%20self%2Dreported%20conceptive%20sex.

    • 51 min
    Episode 64: Objective Biomarkers of Health and Biomechanics Applications | Ryan McGinnis

    Episode 64: Objective Biomarkers of Health and Biomechanics Applications | Ryan McGinnis

    We talked to Dr. Ryan McGinnis, an Associate Professor and Assistant Director in the department of electrical and biomedical engineering at the University of Vermont. He leads the M-Sense research group which takes the tools we make in biomechanics and empowers people out in the real world. We discuss the importance of user-centered design and research and how this is key to success in all of Ryan’s projects, notably one that links objective biomarkers and mental health. We are continually inspired by Ryan’s work, humility, and impact, and hope you are too.

    Thank you to our sponsor, Delsys!
    Enter a prize draw to win a two-sensor Trigno Lite system: https://delsys.com/boom

    Connect with Ryan and the M-Sense Research Team!
    M-Sense Research Group Website: https://www.uvm.edu/~rsmcginn/
    M-Sense Twitter: @MSenseGroup
    Ryan’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryansmcginnis/

    Connect with BOOM!
    Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook: @biomechanicsonourminds
    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/biomechanicsoom/
    YouTube: Biomechanics On Our Minds
    Website and shop: biomechanicsonourminds.com

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

BiomechJess ,

love this podcast!

Hannah and Melissa are great interviewers and they cover such a wide range of biomechanics applications. Dinosaurs, running shoes, car accidents, your skin-all topics that include biomechanics and are covered on BOOM!

caseyrosecoaching ,

OKAY WOW.

5 stars to the ladies of Boom!! Melissa and Hannah are incredible hosts and their passion shines through in every single episode!! Coming from a non-biomechanics background, I have been so impressed at the way they make their content relatable to every listener, and I have learned so much from their show!! Can’t wait to tune in for more!! 10/10 🔥

AnonymousBiomechanist ,

Hottest co-hosts ever

Hottest co-hosts ever

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