Meet the Team

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Chief Science Officer

Cooper Boydston

Cooper Boydston graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics from the University of Oregon in 2004. As an undergrad, he worked in the physics demonstration room, setting up example experiments to demonstrate physics concepts for classes across the department. After graduating he remained on campus the next four years working with UO’s Institute of Neuroscience as the lab tech in Marjorie Woollacott’s Motor Control Lab. Here he participated in many research projects involving full body 3D optical motion capture, magnetic motion capture, 16 electrode EMG, 256 electrode EEG, fMRI, eye-tracking, and ground reaction force vector analysis. Much of the research was related to understanding balance impairment in populations such as the elderly, children with cerebral palsy, and stroke patients. He was responsible for setting up data collection technology, collecting data from human subjects, and writing custom software for data analysis. Cooper then took a change of pace and spent the next year and a half working on a cattle ranch in the badlands of North Dakota, and four years growing organic grains, dry beans, and vegetables near Crawfordsville Oregon. Overlapping with some of the farming years, he also collaborated with Richard Taylor of the UO Physics department, and Margaret Sereno of the UO Psychology department where he helped develop software to generate and analyze fractal visual stimuli for perception research. Cooper has been at Tensegrity since 2013, where he brings his research background to the clinical setting. He has a particular interest in gait analysis and is applying tools of fractal analysis and machine learning to gain insight into running fatigue and movement dysfunction. Cooper loves spending time outdoors hiking and in his garden.