Kristin A. Lowry

Kristin A. Lowry received the B.S. degree in Physical Therapy and M.S degree in Kinesiology from the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, in 1987 and 2002, respectively. She received her Ph.D. in Kinesiology from Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA in 2010. Dr. Lowry joined the faculty of Des Moines University’s physical therapy department in October 2013, after her postdoctoral training in the School of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Lowrys primary research interest is the measurement and retraining of walking skill. Specifically, her work focuses on investigating the control variables and tasks that best capture walking skill, and the development and comparison of gait rehabilitation interventions for older adults with mobility disability and persons with Parkinsons disease.

Associated articles

JTEHM, Articles, Published Articles
Extraction of Stride Events from Gait Accelerometry During Treadmill Walking
Objective: Evaluating stride events can be valuable for understanding the changes in walking due to aging and neurological diseases. However, creating the time series necessary for this analysis can be cumbersome. In particular, finding heel contact and toe-off events which... Read more