Applied Biomechanics [Mechanical engineering]

Applied Biomechanics

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crash_test_dummyAccording to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s latest compiled traffic safety statistics, 32, 885 people died as a result of motor vehicle crashes in the U.S. in 2010, while more than 2 million were injured.

The good news is that the number of people being killed in car crashes is actually dropping – to lower than it’s ever been since the NHTSA started keeping track in 1975. Part of the reduction and continually growing safety awareness can be attributed to the Center for Applied Biomechanics in the University of Virginia’s . It’s where crash survival becomes a science.

As the largest university-based injury biomechanics laboratory in the world, the center specializes in impact biomechanics for injury prevention. Started by NHTSA back in 1989, the center now operates out of a 30, 000-square-foot facility located in the . It is recognized as one of the world’s leading research groups in the field, using state-of-the-art equipment to analyze the intricacies of how the human body responds to injury.

“We study how the body behaves under impact circumstances, ” said center director Jeff Crandall, who’s also a professor of and “When research we’ve done gets implemented and injury countermeasures continue to increase, the number of lives being saved adds up as time grows. We see where these changes make a real difference.”

  • Mission

    The mission of the Center for Applied Biomechanics is to improve the quality of life through the mitigation and prevention of injury made possible by better understanding the mechanical response of the human body, and to provide the highest quality education and training to our students.



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    What are the biomechanical principles applied in swimming.

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    What Is Applied Biomechanics?

    Applied biomechanics is a field of study that includes both mechanical engineering and biology. A great deal of the work done in biomechanics is in the repair of injuries to the musculoskeletal system. When injuries are preventable, biomechanics may also suggest ways for engineers to protect people. Research in biomechanics is often conducted through the use of computer simulation and human dummies that can stand in for real people during an impact test. A professional who works in applied biomechanics will develop real-world uses for the knowledge gained through biomechanical experimentation.

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