Antonia Zaferiou, Ph.D.
Dr. Antonia Zaferiou directs the Musculoskeletal Control and Dynamics Lab, with the mission to understand and improve movement mechanics during complex activities of daily living and athletic maneuvers. She directs this lab as a Presidential Fellow and Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology. Specifically, her group focuses on how people concurrently manage multiple mechanical objectives during complex and ecologically valid whole-body rotations. Working towards improving movement mechanics, her group is also developing biofeedback to facilitate motor (re-)learning using “sonified biofeedback”, which conveys biological measurements through sounds and musical soundscapes in near real-time.
Dr. Zaferiou received her B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from The Cooper Union and M.S. and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Southern California. After her doctoral studies, she was a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan. Before joining Stevens Institute of Technology, she was the director of Sports Medicine Motion Analysis and assistant professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center.