Kevin Bell, PhD

  • Research Assistant Professor

Education & Training

  • 2004 – 2006 University of Pittsburgh MS Mechanical Engineering
  • 2008 – 2013 University of Pittsburgh PhD Bioengineering

Research Interests

Dr. Bell is a research assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Bioengineering serving as the Director of Biomechanics at the Ferguson Research Laboratory. His research interests focus on development of advanced human movement sensors and the application of robotic technology towards the assessment of joint function throughout the musculoskeletal system. Specifically, clinical and laboratory-based experimentation focuses on assessing the effects of joint injury, repair and rehabilitation to promote more effective clinical treatments and improved clinical outcomes. Novel experimental techniques including robotic testing system, virtual reality assisted motion tracking, and wireless joint function assessment are utilized to answer clinically relevant research questions. Recent projects have focused on improved compressive loading methodologies for cervical spine flexibility testing, development of a clinically motivated scoliosis testing platform, and validation of a wearable joint rehabilitation system.

Dr. Bell's publications are indexed on PubMed.