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Dustin Bruening

Assistant Professor
Exercise Sciences

120F RB
Provo, UT 84602

(801) 422-1420

Research Interests

Foot and Ankle Mechanics
Healthy and Pathological Gait
Sports Biomechanics
Biomechanics Methods

Education

  • 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 2019

  • EXSC 362: Kinesiology & Biomechanics Section 001
  • EXSC 497R: Undergrad Research & Study Section 009
  • EXSC 664: Biomechanical Modeling Section 001

Fall 2018

  • EXSC 362: Kinesiology & Biomechanics Section 001
  • EXSC 497R: Undergrad Research & Study Section 003

Summer 2018

  • EXSC 497R: Undergrad Research & Study Section 004

Spring 2018

  • EXSC 362: Kinesiology & Biomechanics Section 001
  • EXSC 497R: Undergrad Research & Study Section 002
  • EXSC 699R: Master's Thesis Section 002

Publications

Journal Articles

Olsen M, Bruening DA, Johnson AW, Ridge SE. 2019. The role of the midfoot in drop landings. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 51(1):114-122. http://dx.doi.org/10.1249/mss.0000000000001765

Ridge SE, Olsen M, Bruening DA, Jurgensmeier K, Griffin D, Davis l, Johnson AW. 2019. Walking in minimalist shoes is effective for strengthening foot muscles. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 51(1):104-113. doi:10.1249/MSS.0000000000001751

Bruening DA, Reynolds RE, Adair CW, Zapalo P, Ridge SE. 2018. A sport-specific wearable jump monitor for figure skating. PLoS ONE.

Bruening DA, Pohl MB, Takahashi KZ, Barrios JA. 2018. Midtarsal locking, the windlass mechanism, and running strike pattern: A kinematic and kinetic assessment. Journal of Biomechanics. 73:185-191. doi:10.1016/j.jbiomech.2018.04.010

Bruening DA, Takahashi KZ. 2018. Partitioning ground reaction forces for multi-segment foot joint kinetics. Gait & Posture. 62:111-116. doi:10.1016/j.gaitpost.2018.03.001

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Bruening DA, Ridge SE. 2014. Comparison of automated event detection algorithms in pathological gait. Gait & Posture. 39(1):472-477.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

Presentations

Henderson AD, Egbert J, Curtis K, Symons S, Ridge SE, Johnson AW, Bruening DA. Diabetic Gait Is Not Just Slow Gait. Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society Annual Meeting. Frisco, TX. 2019 .

Petersen S, Ridge SE, Bruening DA. Integrated Motion Capture and Plantar Pressure/Shear Sensor for Multi-Segment Foot Kinetics. Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society Annual Meeting. Frisco, TX. 2019 .

Baird A, Bruening DA. Upper Body Sex Differences Increase Across Gait Speeds. Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society Annual Meeting. Frisco, TX. 2019 .

Bruening DA, Baird A, Weaver K, Bassett K, Peine W, Macfarlane N, Ridge SE. Sex Differences Persist Across Gait Speeds. American Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting. Rochester, MN. 2018 .

Ridge SE, Reynolds R, Adair C, Zapalo P, Bruening DA. Sport-Specific Wearable: A Jump Monitor for Figure Skating. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics. Rochester, MN. 2018 .

Bruening DA, Mark M, Johnson AW, Ridge SE. Foot Mechanics in Drop Landings. International Foot and Ankle Biomechanics Biannual Meeting. New York, NY. 2018 .

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.

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.