Welcome to the IBRC!

About Us

The Injury Biomechanics Research Center (IBRC) at The Ohio State University is a multi-disciplinary research center dedicated to investigating the relationships between human injury and physical mechanical properties.  The IBRC has completed research in the field of automobile safety for the last 15 years.  The IBRC brings together an interdisciplinary team of engineers, anatomists, anthropologists, physicians, computer modelers and technicians, who focus on both mechanisms of injury and injury thresholds of the human body. The Injury Biomechanics Research Center has the capabilities to test with both anthropomorphic test devices (crash test dummies) and post-mortem human subjects.  The IBRC works closely with several departments of Ohio State and many government and industry partners to offer one of the most diverse testing facilities in the country.

Our Research

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OSU Injury Biomechanics Research Center

The Injury Biomechanics Research Center (IBRC) brings together an interdisciplinary team of engineers, anatomists, anthropologists, computer modelers, and technicians who focus on mechanisms of injury and injury thresholds of the human body.

The IBRC is a site for the multi-university I/UCRC (Industry/University Cooperative Research Center) for CChIPS (the Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies). CChIPS is a joint venture with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia striving to advance the safety of children, youth, and young adults by facilitating the conduct of scientific inquiry into the causes and mechanisms of injury, and by translating these findings into commercial applications and public education programs for prevention. With the statement “Children are not small adults”, CChIPS gathers industrial support to advance the knowledge of child injury mechanisms and create an international research community that seamlessly translates research into prevention.

The IBRC established and annually hosts the Injury Biomechanics Symposium. This symposium is intended to stimulate and reward strong injury biomechanics research among students and recent graduates from all over the world. The symposium delivers original biomechanics research in a forum intended to foster communication between developing and established researchers.

OSU Injury Biomechanics Research Center

OSU Injury Biomechanics Research CenterSunday, January 10th, 2021 at 10:08pm

The 16th Annual Injury Biomechanics Symposium is not far off! It will be held on May 24th and 25th of 2021 and will stimulate and reward strong injury biomechanics research among students and recent graduates. The Symposium Committee invites abstracts of prospective presentations in all areas of traumatic injury biomechanics. Studies of interest include those that quantify human injury tolerance, develop analytical or experimental tools that assess injury risk, or evaluate the effectiveness of safety countermeasures in environments such as automotive crashes, sports injuries or military trauma. All selected podium presenters will prepare a written manuscript to be included in the symposium proceedings. Honorariums will be awarded to all selected presenters, both oral and poster. The deadline for submitting abstracts is February 5th so don’t wait!

OSU Injury Biomechanics Research Center

OSU Injury Biomechanics Research CenterMonday, December 14th, 2020 at 1:50am

The SAE International Journal of Transportation Safety is soliciting submissions for a special issue focused on occupant protection and crashworthiness for ADS-equipped vehicles. The deadline for manuscript submission is March 31, 2021. For more information, please contact guest editors Dr. Kevin Moorhouse (Kevin.Moorhouse@dot.gov) and Dr. John Bolte IV (John.Bolte@osumc.edu) or visit:
https://www.sae.org/publications/journals/calls-for-papers-transportation-safety/special-issue-occupant-protection?utm_source=google&utm_campaign=TN_Mobilus-Core_MB

Upcoming Events

2021

Deadline for SAE Manuscript Submission

3/21/2021