Welcome to the Biomechanics Research Laboratory (BRL) in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan РAnn Arbor.

Our theoretical and experimental investigations are aimed at reducing the incidence of unintentional injuries in the population. Apart from the pain and suffering engendered, these injuries cost the U.S. tens of billions of dollars per year. Worse, some of these injuries cause lifelong functional impairments.

Research projects are designed to achieve scientific insights to better prevent these problems in the first place, as well as to train students of all ages in multidisciplinary research.

Featured BRL Articles

On Reducing Hand Impact Force in Forward Falls

Levator Ani Muscle Stretch Induced by Simulated Vaginal Birth

Effect of Varying Hamstring Tension on Anterior Cruciate Ligament Strain During in Vitro Impulsive Knee Flexion and Compression Loading