Di-An Hong, Ph.D.
Physical Therapy Program, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse



  • Post Doctoral Training, Rush Medical College, 1991-1993
  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1991
  • M.S., Beijing University of Physical Education, 1982
  • B.S., Tsinghua University, 1970

Research Interests:

  • Biomechanics of human movement
  • Motor control
  • Bio-signal processing technology


Courses Taught:

  • PTS 742 - Research Practicum

US Patents:

  • US 6,829,502 B2 “Brain Response Monitoring Apparatus and Method”, 2002

  • US 6,643,541 “Wireless Electromyography Sensor and System”, 2003

  • US 7,148,878 B2 “Method and Apparatus for Biometric Control of Display Indicator”, 2006

  • US 7,983,426 B2 “Method for autonomously monitoring and reporting sound pressure level   (SPL) exposure for a user of a communication device”, 2011


  • Rogatzki Matthew J., Kernozek Thomas W., Willson John D., Greany John F., Hong Di-An, and Porcari John P.  Peak Muscle Activation, Joint Kinematics, and Kinetics During Elliptical and Stepping Movement Pattern on a Precor Adaptive Motion Trainer, Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, Volume 83, No. 2, 2012

  • Wirtz AD, Willson JD, Kernozek TW, Hong DA. Patellofemoral joint stress during running in    females with and without patellofemoral pain. Knee. Oct 12, 2011

  • Hong, D., Roberts, E.M. and Cheung, T.  A Three dimensional, six segment chain analysis of forceful overarm throwing, Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, Vol.11, 2001

  • Roberts, E.M., Cheung, T., Haterz, A.M.A. and Hong, D. Swing Limb Biomechanics of 60- to 65-year-old Male Runners, Gait & Posture Vol. 5, 1997

  • Gottlieb, G.L., Song, Q., Almeida, G.L. Hong, D., and Corcos, D. Directional Control of Planar Human Arm Movement. Journal of Neurophysiology, Vol.78, 1997

  • Gottlieb, G.L., Song, Q., Hong, D. and Corcos, D. Coordinating Two Degrees of Freedom during Human Arm Movement: Load and Speed Invariance of Relative Joint Torques. Journal of Neurophysiology, Vol.76, 1996

  • Gottlieb, G.L., Song, Q., Hong, D., Almeida, G.L. and Corcos, D. Coordinating Movement at Two Joint: A Principle of Linear Covariance, Journal of Neurophysiology, Vol.75, 1996

  • Almeida, G.L., Hong, D., Corcos, D. and Gottlieb, G.L.  Organizing Principles for Voluntary Movement: Extending Single-Joint Rules, Journal of Neurophysiology, Vol.74, 1995

  • Hong, D., Corcos, D.M. and Gottlieb, G.L. Task dependent patterns of muscle activation at the shoulder and elbow for unconstrained arm movements, Journal of Neurophysiology, Vol.71, 1994

Invention Award (as Motorola Trade Secret), 2004

Di-An Hong
3062 Health Science Center
Department of Health Professions - Physical Therapy Program
University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
1725 State Street
La Crosse, WI 54601
Fax: (608) 785-8460
Email:  dhong@uwlax.edu

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