Bruening, Dustin

Exercise Sciences

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120F  RB
Provo, UT 84602
(801) 422-1420

Assistant Professor

 Research Interests
Foot and Ankle Mechanics
Healthy and Pathological Gait
Sports Biomechanics
Biomechanics Methods
  • Ph.D., Biomechanics and Movement Science, University of Delaware, 2009
  • M.S., Biomechanics, University of Delaware, 2006
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Utah, 2000
 Courses Taught

Winter 2018
  • EXSC 362: Kinesiology & Biomechanics Section 001
  • EXSC 497R: Undergrad Research & Study Section 002, 015
  • EXSC 699R: Master's Thesis Section 001
  • NEURO 449R: Neuro Research Experience Section 034
Fall 2017
  • EXSC 362: Kinesiology & Biomechanics Section 001
  • EXSC 497R: Undergrad Research & Study Section 009
  • EXSC 664: Biomechanical Modeling Section 1
  • EXSC 699R: Master's Thesis Section 6
Winter 2017
  • EXSC 362: Kinesiology & Biomechanics Section 001
  • EXSC 497R: Undergrad Research & Study Section 003
  • EXSC 699R: Master's Thesis Section 1
Fall 2016
  • EXSC 362: Kinesiology & Biomechanics Section 006
  • EXSC 497R: Undergrad Research & Study Section 001
  • EXSC 797R: Individual Research & Study Section 002

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Takahashi KZ, Worster K, Bruening DA. 2017. Energy neutral: the human foot and ankle subsections combine to produce near zero net mechanical work during walking. Scientific Reports. 7(1):15404. <website>

Bruening DA, Cooney TE, Ray MS, Daut GA, Cooney KM, Galey SM. 2016. Multi-Segment Foot Kinematic and Kinetic Compensations in Level and Uphill Walking Following Tibiotalar Arthrodesis. Foot and Ankle International. 37(10):1119-1129. <website>

Barone R, Bruening DA, Goodyear C, Bowden D. 2016. Predictive Ability of Anthropomorphic Metrics in Determining Age and Sex of Children. IET Biometrics. 5(3):181-189. <website>

Schmitz A, Buczek FL, Bruening DA, Rainbow MJ, Cooney KM, Thelen D. 2016. Comparison of hierarchical and six degrees-of-freedom marker sets in analyzing gait kinematics. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering. 19(2):199-207. <website>

Bruening DA, Goodyear CD, Bowden DR, Barone RE. 2015. Gender Recognition from Biologically Guided Anthropometric Features. International Journal of Biometrics. 7(4):354-372. <website>

Frimenko R, Goodyear C, Bruening DA. 2015. Interactions of sex and aging on spatiotemporal metrics in non-pathological gait: a descriptive meta-analysis. Physiotherapy. 101(3):266-272. <website>

Flora JB, Lochtefeld DF, Bruening DA, Iftekharuddin KM. 2015. Improved gender classification using nonpathological gait kinematics in full-motion video. IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems. 45(3):304-314. <website>

Bruening DA, Frimenko RR, Goodyear CD, Fullenkamp AM. 2015. Sex differences in whole body kinematics at preferred speeds. Gait & Posture. 41(2):540-545. <website>

Jacobson B, Cendoma M, Gdovin J, Cooney K, Bruening DA. 2014. Cervical spine motion during football equipment removal protocols: a challenge to the all-or-nothing endeavor. Journal of Athletic Training. 49(1):42-48. <website>

Bruening DA, Cooney KM, Buczek FL. 2012. Analysis of a kinetic multi-segment foot model part I: model repeatability and kinematic validity. Gait & Posture. 35(4):529-534. <website>

Bruening DA, Cooney KM, Buczek FL. 2012. Analysis of a kinetic multi-segment foot model part II: kinetics and clinical implications. Gait & Posture. 35(4):535–540. <website>

Bruening DA, Cooney KM, Buczek FL, Richards JG. 2010. Measured and estimated ground reaction forces for multi-segment foot models. Journal of Biomechanics. 43(16):3222–3226. <website>

Bruening DA, Crewe AN, Buczek FL. 2008. A simple, anatomically based correction to the conventional ankle joint center. Clinical Biomechanics. 23(10):1299–1302. <website>

Bruening DA, Richards JG. 2006. The effects of articulated figure skates on jump landing forces. Journal of Applied Biomechanics. 22(4):285-295. <website>

Bruening DA, Richards JG. 2005. Optimal ankle axis position for articulated boots. Sports Biomechanics. 4(2):215–225. <website>


Henderson A, Bruening DA. Arch Structure and Loading Pattern may Predict Running Foot Mechanics. American Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting. Boulder, CO. 2017 .

Bruening DA, Pohl M, Takahashi K, Barrios J. Running Strike Pattern, Midtarsal Locking, and the Windlass Mechanism. American Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting. Boulder, CO. 2017 .

Bruening DA, Olsen M, Johnson AW, Ridge SE. The Role of the Midtarsal Joint in Drop Landings. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting. Denver, CO. 2017 .

Ridge SE, Olsen MT, Garner K, Myrer JW, Bruening DA, Johnson AW. Comparison of intrinsic foot muscle size and strength between gymnasts and shod runners. Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine. Denver, CO. 2017 .

Bruening DA, Takahashi K. Partitioning Ground Reaction Forces for Multi-Segment Foot Kinetics. Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society Annual Meeting. Salt Lake City. 2017 .

Worster K, Bruening DA, Takahashi K. Deconstructing Ankle and Foot Power during Human Walking: A Segment by Segment Approach. American Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting. Raleigh, NC. 2016 .

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