Kimberly Bigelow

Contact Information

  • Email: Kimberly Bigelow
  • Phone: 937-229-2918
  • Location: Kettering Laboratories Room 363F

Kimberly Bigelow

Assistant Professor; Joint Appointment with Bioengineering Graduate Program

  • Full-Time Faculty


Selected Publications

  • Jackson, K., K. Edginton-Bigelow, C. Bowshire, M. Weston, and E. Grant. Forthcoming. Feasibility and effects of a group kickboxing program for individuals with multiple sclerosis: A pilot report. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies.
  • Edginton Bigelow, K., and N. Berme. 2011. Development of a protocol for improving the clinical utility of posturography as a fall-risk screening tool. Journal of Gerontology A: Biological and Medical Sciences 66A, no.2: 228-233.
  • Edginton Bigelow, K. 2010. Utilizing on-line forums within course management systems to create beneficial relationships between first-year students and practicing engineers. Journal of Applications and Practices in Engineering Education 1, no. 2: 70-78.
  • Edginton Bigelow, K. 2010. Reflections of college students promoting engineering through biomechanical outreach activities indicate dual benefits. Proceedings of the 117th Annual American Society of Engineering Education Conference and Exposition.
  • Edginton Bigelow, K., G. Wheatley, and D. Tomasko. 2010. Gains in knowledge and perception of engineering after participation in an engineering design web-experience are gender-dependent. Proceedings of the 117th Annual American Society of Engineering Education Conference and Exposition.
  • Edginton Bigelow, K. 2009. Detrended fluctuation analysis of center of pressure data reveal underlying complexity of postural control. ASME Early Career Technical Journal: Proceedings of the 2009 Early Career Technical Conference 8: 11.1-11.7.
  • Edginton (Bigelow), K.A., and N. Berme. 2008. Usage of fractal analysis in evaluating health and disease. In Technology and Aging: Selected Papers from the 2007 International Conference on Technology and Aging, ed. A. Mihailidis, J. Boger, H. Kautz, and L. Normie, 97-104. Amsterdam: IOS Press.
  • Bigelow, C., K.A. (Bigelow) Edginton, M. Talaty, and N. Berme. 2007. Better fits for lower-limb prosthetics. Proceedings at the Growing Older with a Disability, June 16-19, in Toronto, Canada.
  • Edginton (Bigelow), K.A., H.C. Guler, J.J. Ober, and N. Berme. 2007. Instrumented treadmills: Reducing need for gait labs. Proceedings at the 30th Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Conference, June 16-19, in Toronto, Canada.
Selected Research and Work
  • Director, Engineering Wellness & Safety Laboratory
Selected Honors and Awards
  • Top Engineering Female Professor, University of Dayton Society of Women Engineers, 2011
  • American Society of Engineering Education Women in Engineering Division Apprentice Educator Award, 2010
  • U.S. Bone and Joint Decade's Young Investigators Initiative Selection, 2010
  • Best Presentation Award — Biomechanics/Human Factors, American Society of Mechanical Engineers Dayton Engineering Sciences Symposium, 2009

Courses Taught

  • EGR 103 Engineering Innovation
  • MEE 341 Engineering Experimentation
  • MEE 430/530, BIE 521 BiomechanicalEngineering


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Ohio State University, 2008
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Ohio State University, 2005
  • B.S., Engineering Mechanics, Michigan State University, 2003

Professional Activities

  • International Society of Posture and Gait Research
    • Co-chair of the Committee for the International Standardization of Posturography
  • American Society of Biomechanics
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • American Society of Engineering Education
  • National Falls Free Coalition
  • Sigma Xi

Research Interests

  • Biomechanical analysis of human posture and gait
  • Nonlinear biodynamics
  • Evaluation of therapeutic intervention for patients with neurological and musculoskeletal diseases
  • Kinematic sensors for real-world motion capture
  • Fall prevention in older adults
  • Assistive device design

Media Expertise