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 CenterFriday, June 12th, 2020 at 5:44pm

Congrats to the IBRC’s Angela Harden, who recently completed the AIS and Injury Scoring training course to learn the Abbreviated Injury Scale and additional methods for assessing injuries in patients. The Abbreviated Injury Scale is a coding system to determine the severity of an injury to a person. This will be extremely helpful to the work done in the IBRC!

Link to find out more: https://www.aaam.org/abbreviated-injury-scale-ais/training-courses/

OSU Injury Biomechanics Research Center

OSU Injury Biomechanics Research CenterFriday, June 12th, 2020 at 5:43pm

The IBRC has been assisting Humanetics Inc. by testing the Elderly Female Dummy (EFD) in both component abdomen testing and full-scale side impact crash scenarios to document the biofidelity of the EFD. These images show the kind of tests we run regularly at the IBRC to help reduce injuries from motor vehicle crashes!

Link to Humanetics’ website: https://www.humaneticsatd.com/

Upcoming Events

2020

9/2 - 9/4

64th Stapp Car Crash Conference
Denver, CO

Cancelled

9/9 - 9/11

IRCOBI Europe
Munich, Germany

Cancelled

10/13 - 10/16

AAAM 64th Annual Scientific Conference

Virtual Conference

6/15 - 6/19

American Association of Clinical Anatomists Annual Meeting

Virtual Conference

9/11 - 9/15

ASBMR Annual Meeting

Virtual Conference