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Michael Schwartz PhD
Clinical Scientist, Gait and Motion Analysis Research

Research Focus Area(s)

  • Graduate Degree: 
    Doctor of Philosophy degree in engineering mechanics - University of Minnesota

  • Schwartz has completed and published numerous studies, including studies associated with patient-specific models, treatment outcomes, patient-specific risk factors, and tools to obtain and analyze accurate and relevant data related to gait and function of children who have movement impairments.

  • During the past 18 years, his work at Gillette has focused on gait and clinical movement analysis of children who have cerebral palsy and other neuromuscular conditions.
  • Dr. Michael Schwartz is the director of bioengineering research in the Center for Gait and Motion Analysis and a professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Minnesota. He received his PhD in Engineering Mechanics. Dr. Schwartz has been with Gillette since 1997.  

    Research Areas of Interest 

    • Application of machine learning methods to clinical problems  

    • Treatment outcomes for children with cerebral palsy  

    • Effects of neuromuscular factors on gait 


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