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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  • SBRL
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  • CChIPS
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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, September 18th, 2022 at 2:11pm

Utpost Hållö
Excited to spend the next few days with Gretchen Baker and a number of other colleagues from around the world discussing child passenger safety on the beautiful island of hallo.

OSU Injury Biomechanics Research Center

OSU Injury Biomechanics Research CenterFriday, September 16th, 2022 at 11:00pm

Dr Angela Harden gave a great short communication at IRCOBI on her tibia (pedestrian) fracture research!

Upcoming Events

The International Research Council on Biomechanics of Injury (IRCOBI) Conference

9/8/2021 – 9/10/2021

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