Art Kuo

Arthur Kuo




Faculty of Kinesiology

Contact information

Phone number

Office: +1 (403) 220-7388


Human Performance Lab : KNB410


Educational Background

Postdoctoral Fellowship Human Balance , Neurological Sciences Institute in Portland, Oregon,

Doctor of Philosophy Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University,

BSc Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana,


Prior to becoming a professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary in 2016, Kuo was at the University of Michigan for 22 years, where he was a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Director of the Human Biomechanics and Control Lab. 

Kuo serves as an advisor for international biomedical and robotics initiatives and is the founder of the interdisciplinary international conference Dynamic Walking, drawing together experts in legged locomotion, manipulation and behaviour.


Areas of Research

Neuromotor Control
Biomedical Engineering
Joint Mechanics

Dr. Art Kuo, PhD, holds a Canada Research Chair in Neuromusculoskeletal Biomechanics and heads up the Kuo Research Group in the Human Performance Lab within the Faculty of Kinesiology.

He is interested in the biomechanics of human locomotion, or how people move. He uses engineering principles to bridge mechanics and biology. The team focuses mainly on understanding how movement occurs so they can work to improve mobility for the elderly, and for those with strokes and disabilities. For example, the team are studying and developing smart prosthetics to allow lower limb amputees greater mobility - especially on uneven ground. They also create wearable sensors to assess the balance in older adults, and find ways to improve their walking efficiency, motor control and co-ordination.

Participation in university strategic initiatives


Course number Course title Semester
BMEN 61918 LEC 02 02 Spec Problems in BMEN 2021
BMEN 61924 LEC 02 02 Spec Problems in BMEN 2020
KNES 463 LAB 01 B01 Adv Techniques in Biomechanics 2020
KNES 463 LEC 01 01 Adv Techniques in Biomechanics 2020