Dr. Gregor Kuntze

PhD
Research Associate

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Gregor Kuntze received his B.Sc. in Anatomical and Physiological Sciences in 2003 at the University of Dundee, Scotland and in 2008 his Ph.D. in Biomechanics and Physiology at Loughborough University, England. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher on wireless sensing systems in Wales, UK, before joining the Human Performance Laboratory, University of Calgary, Canada. At the HPL he developed novel methods for the investigation of multi-muscle activation changes. He joined the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering in 2012 to conduct research on the biomechanics and motor control of the ligament deficient and osteoarthritic knee joint. This involves motion analysis, high-speed biplanar video-radiography, electromyography and biomedical imaging. His current work as Research Associate at the Faculty of Kinesiology focuses on the application of interdisciplinary research approaches to clinical paediatrics populations and the evaluation of clinical interventions and rehabilitation. 

Awards and Distinctions

2015   Outstanding Teaching Performance Award, BMEN 309 - Anatomy and Physiology for Engineers, Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary

2010   International Society of Biomechanics in Sports (ISBS), ‘Hans Gros New Investigator’s Award’ 2nd Price Oral Presentation

2010   European Athletics Association, Innovation Awards 2010, Technology Category, Winner. SESAME project

Publications

Peer reviewed journal publications

  1. Bowal N, Nettel-Aguirre A, Ursulak G, Condliffe E, Robu I, Goldstein S, Emery CA, Ronsky JL, Kuntze G (2021). Associations of hamstring and triceps sure muscle spasticity and stance phase gait kinematics in children with spastic diplegia cerebral palsy. Journal of Biomechanics. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2020.110218.
  2. Kuntze G, Nettle-Aguirre A, Brooks J, Esau S, Nesbitt C, Mosher D, Twilt M, Benseler S, Ronsky JL, Emery CA (2020). Consequences of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis on Single Leg Squat Performance in Youth. Arthritis Care & Research. DOI: 10.1002/acr.24254.
  3. Kuntze G, Nettle-Aguirre A, Brooks J, Esau S, Nesbitt C, Mosher D, Twilt M, Benseler S, Ronsky JL, Emery CA (2020). Vertical Drop Jump Biomechanics in Youth with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. Arthritis Care & Research. DOI: 10.1002/acr.24219.
  4. Bishop EL, Kuntze G, Ronsky JL (2019). Characterizing healthy dynamic knee stability using the finite helical axis and muscle power during open and closed chain tasks. Journal of Biomechanics. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2019.109580.
  5. Kuntze G, Nettle-Aguirre A, Brooks J, Esau S, Nesbitt C, Mosher D, Twilt M, Benseler S, Ronsky JL, Emery CA (2020). Consequences of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis on Single Leg Squat Performance in Youth. Arthritis Care & Research. DOI: 10.1002/acr.24254.
  6. Kuntze G, Nettle-Aguirre A, Brooks J, Esau S, Nesbitt C, Mosher D, Twilt M, Benseler S, Ronsky JL, Emery CA (2020). Vertical Drop Jump Biomechanics in Youth with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. Arthritis Care & Research. DOI: 10.1002/acr.24219.
  7. Bishop EL, Kuntze G, Ronsky JL (2019). Characterizing healthy dynamic knee stability using the finite helical axis and muscle power during open and closed chain tasks. Journal of Biomechanics. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2019.109580.
  8. Kuntze G, Nesbitt C, Esau S, Scholz R, Brooks J, Toomey C, Nettle-Aguirre A, Mosher D, Ronsky JL, Benseler S, Emery CA (2019). Gait adaptations in youth with Juvenile Idiopathic ArthritisArthritis Care & Research.
  9. Emery CA, Whittaker JL, Mahmoudian A, Lohmander LS, Roos EM, Bennell KL, Toomey CM, Reimer RA, Thompson D, Ronsky JL, Kuntze G, Lloyd DG, Andriacchi T, Englund M, Kraus VB, Losina E, Bierma-Zeinstra S, Runhaar J, Peat G, Luyten FP, Snyder-Mackler L, Risberg MA, Mobasheri A, Guermazi A, Hunter DJ, Arden NK (2019). Establishing outcome measures in early knee osteoarthritisNature Reviews Rheumatology.
  10. Kuntze G, Nettel-Aguirre A, Ursulak G, Robu I, Bowal N, Goldstein S, Emery CA (2018). Multi-Joint Gait Clustering for Children and Youth with Diplegic Cerebral PalsyPLOS ONE.
  11. Bishop EL, Kupper JC, Fjeld IR, Kuntze G, Ronsky JL (2017). Error reduction in the finite helical axis for knee kinematicsComputer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering. 21(2). 186-193.
  12. Kuntze G, Nesbitt C, Whittaker J, Nettel-Aguirre A, Toomey C, Esau S, Shank J, Doyle-Baker P, Benseler S, Emery CA (2017). Exercise therapy in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: A systematic review and Meta-Analysis. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
  13. Diederichs, C., Heath, A., Hareendranathan, A.R., Zoonobi, D., Kuntze, G., Dulai, S., Mabee, M.G., Ronsky, J.L. and Jaremko, J.L. (2016). Cross-modality validation of acetabular surface models using 3D ultrasound vs. MRI in normal and dysplastic infant hips. Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology. (5 year IF 2.643)
  14. Kuntze, G., von Tscharner, V., Hutchison, C. and Ronsky, J.L. (2015). Temporal alterations in lower limb multi-muscle activation patterns during stair climbing in female total knee arthroplasty patients. Journal of Neurophysiology.DOI: 10.1152/jn.00370.2015. (5 year IF: 3.313)
  15. Gildenhuys, A., Zandiyeh, P., Kuntze, G., Goldsmith, P., Ronsky, J.L. (2015). Biomechanical analysis of a dynamic stability test system to evoke sway and step recovery. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering. (accepted for publication). (IF: 2.085).
  16. Sharma, G.B., Kuntze, G., Diane Kukulski, B.S., Janet L Ronsky (2015). Validating Dual Fluoroscopy System Capabilities for Determining In-Vivo Knee Joint Soft Tissue Deformation: A Strategy for Registration Error Management. Journal of Biomechanics. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2015.04.045. (IF: 3.141)
  17. Kuntze, G., von Tscharner, V., Hutchison, C. and Ronsky, J.L. (2015). Multi-muscle activation strategies during walking in female post-operative total joint replacement patientsJournal of Electromyography and Kinesiology. 10.1016/j.jelekin.2015.04.001. (IF: 2.264)
  18. Lichti, D.D., Sharma, G.B., Kuntze, G., Mund, B. & Ronsky, J.L. (2014). Rigorous geometric self-calibrating bundle adjustment for a dual fluoroscopic imaging system. To appear in IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging. DOI: 10.1109/TMI.2014.2362993. (IF: 4.575)
  19. Harle, R., Taherian, S., Pias, M., Coulouris, G., Hopper, A., Cameron, J., Lasenby, J., Kuntze, G., Bezodis, I., Irwin, G. & Kerwin, D.G. (2012). ‘Towards real-time profiling of sprints using wearable pressure sensors’, Computer Communications, 35(6): 650-660. (IF: 1.35)
  20. Cheng, L., Tan, H., Kuntze, G., Bezodis, I.N., Hailes, S., Kerwin, D.G. & Wilson, A. (2010). A low-cost, accurate speed tracking system for supporting sprint coaching. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineering, Part P. Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology, 224 (2), 167-179. (IF: 0.69)
  21. Kuntze, G., Mansfield, N. & Sellers, W. (2010). A biomechanical analysis of common lunge tasks in badmintonJournal of Sports Sciences. 28 (2), 183-191. (IF: 2.08)
  22. Kuntze, G., Sellers, W.I. & Mansfield, N.J. (2009). Bilateral ground reaction forces and joint moments for lateral sidestepping and crossover stepping tasksJournal of Sports Science and Medicine, 8, 1-8. (IF: 0.982)

Book chapters

  • Nigg, B.M. & Kuntze, G. (2015). Human Locomotion biomechanics. In Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), Developed under the Auspices of the UNESCO, Eolss Publishers, Oxford, UK, [http://www.eolss.net]

Contact

Address

Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre
University of Calgary 
2500 University Drive, NW 
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4