Xuan Liu, PhD

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Associate Research Scientist

Musculoskeletal Biomotion Laboratory

Dr. Liu is an affiliated research assistant professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Liu received a prestigious Switzer Research Award for mobility research in cerebral palsy from National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research in 2019. Her current research interests include investigating the effects of biofeedback training in improving pediatric mobility and designing rehabilitation training paradigms for aging motor function research.

Clinical gait analysis
Motor control and balance training
Musculoskeletal modeling
PhD - Biomedical Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
MS - Biomedical Engineering, Beihang University
BS - Mechanical Engineering, Tsinghua University
Student Research Award, Hong Kong Medical and Healthcare Device Industries Association 2012
Student Academic Competition Champion Award, National Biomechanics Forum, National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) 2008
Excellent Dissertation, Beihang University 2008
Outstanding Research Award, Student Research Training Program, Tsinghua University 2004

Liu X, Chen MH, Yue, GH, 2020. Postural Control Dysfunction and Balance Rehabilitation in Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment. Brain Sciences, 10(11), 873.

Liu X, Bhatt T, Wang YR, Wang SJ, Lee A, Pai YC, 2020. The retention of fall-resisting behavior derived from treadmill slip-perturbation training in community-dwelling older adults. Geroscience. [Epub ahead of print]

Lee A, Bhatt T, Liu X, Wang YR, Wang SJ, Pai YC, 2020. Can treadmill slip-perturbation training reduce longer-term fall risk upon overground slip exposure? Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 36(5), 298-306.

Wang SJ, Bhatt T, Liu X, Pai YC, 2019. The role of recovery lower limb segments in post-slip determination of falls due to instability or limb collapse. Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 48(1), 192-202.

Wang YR, Bhatt T, Liu X, Wang SJ, Lee A, Wang E, Pai YC, 2019. Can treadmill-slip perturbation training reduce immediate risk of over-ground-slip induced fall among community-dwelling older adults? Journal of Biomechanics, 84, 58-66.

Wang SJ, Liu X, Pai YC, 2019. Limb collapse or instability? Assessment on cause of falls. Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 47, 767-777.

Lee A, Bhatt T, Liu X, Wang YR, Pai YC, 2018. Can higher training practice dosage with treadmill slip-perturbation necessarily reduce risk of falls following overground slip? Gait & Posture, 61, 387-392.
Liu X, Reschechtko S, Wang SJ, Pai YC, 2017. The recovery response to a novel unannounced laboratory-induced slip: the “first trial effect” in older adults. Clinical Biomechanics, 48: 9-14.
Wang SJ, Liu X, Lee A, Pai YC, 2017. Can Recovery Foot Placement Affect Older Adults' Slip-Fall Severity? Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 45(8), 1941-1948.
Liu X, Bhatt T, Wang SJ, Yang F, Pai YC, 2017. Retention of the “first-trial effect” in gait-slip among community-living older adults. GeroScience, 9(1), 93–102.
Liu X, Bhatt T, Pai YC, 2016. Intensity and generalization of treadmill-slip training: high or low, progressive increase or decrease? Journal of Biomechanics, 49(2), 135-140.
Liu X, Ouyang J, Fan YB, Zhang M, 2016. A footwear-foot-knee computational platform to explore footwear effects on knee joint biomechanics. Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering, 36, 245-256.
Liu X, Zhang M, Fan YB, 2015. The biomechanical responses of knee joint to foot supports: computational simulation of the lower limb. World J of Complex Medicine, 1(1), 53-57.
Yu T1, Liu X1, Ye JD, Zhang M, 2014. Investigation of mechanical behavior of CPC/bone specimens by finite element analysis. Ceramics International, 40(2), 2933-2942. 1co-first author
Liu X, Zhang M, 2013. Redistribution of knee stress using laterally wedged insole intervention: finite element analysis of knee–ankle–foot complex. Clinical Biomechanics, 28(1), 61-67.
Liu X, Li DY, Fan YB, 2008. The experimental study of influence of different resistance to the recovery force of Ni-Ti alloy inner fixing device. Chinese Journal of Biomedical Engineering, 27(4), 557-560.

Book Chapters
Liu X, Fan YB, Zhang M, 2014. Chapter 12. Foot-ankle-knee model for foot orthosis. In: Computational Biomechanics of Musculoskeletal System, Ed. Zhang M, Fan YB, CRC Press, 141-152.