AMY WHITED, MS
BIOMECHANIST & RESEARCH ENGINEER, 3D ANALYSIS
Amy received her Bachelor of Science in kinesiology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and interned in the Motion Analysis Laboratory at Shriners Hospitals for Children (SHC) in Springfield, MA while there. She is a member of the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB), International Society of Biomechanics in Sports (ISBS), and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). She received her master’s degree in kinesiology with a focus in biomechanics at UMass in 2015. Her thesis work involved the quantification of lower extremity coordination, coordination variability and mechanics in children with musculoskeletal disorders and gait impairments. During her time as a graduate student, she worked as a research assistant for the UMass Biomechanics Laboratory as well as the SHC Motion Analysis Laboratory, where she gained experience conducting both clinical and scientific research in the area of healthy and pathological gait mechanics and segment coordination. Amy played soccer, basketball and lacrosse growing up and continued to play lacrosse at UMass. She currently enjoys staying active by running and boxing.