The study of biomechanics, defined as the application of engineering techniques to biological systems, has many different paradigms. The broad scope of the discipline includes theoretical and experimental approaches, human and animal studies, molecular analysis, and whole body analysis.
In the Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, CoRE Lab researchers use the techniques of biomechanics to investigate the structure and function of the human musculoskeletal system in many contexts. These include robotic studies of isolated anterior cruciate ligaments, monitoring of patients after total knee joint replacement, and remote sensing of human movement during space travel. The CoRE Lab utilizes parallel and linear robots, body-mounted sensors, finite element models, and motion capture techniques. Click on any of the links below to learn more about our work and the opportunities to join our team.