Virginia Tech-Wake Forest University Center for Injury Biomechanics 10 Year History
Duma, Stefan M.
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The Virginia Tech-Wake Forest University Center for Injury Biomechanics (CIB) has completed 10 years of research in the fields of automobile safety, military restraints, and sports biomechanics. The CIB has grown to include 74 researchers lead by 10 faculty and 48 staff and student researchers. These researchers examine human tolerance across a range of dynamic loading environments for all body regions. The CIB is the largest university based injury biomechanics research group in the world. It includes five separate laboratory facilities with over 40,000 sq. ft. of dedicated research space. The faculty and staff have published nearly 300 journal and refereed conference papers in 10 general research areas. The objective of this paper is to summarize briefly the CIB research capabilities and accomplishments.