Links & Resources | Biomechanics
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Links & Resources | Biomechanics


Biomechanics is the study of the mechanics of the living body, especially of the forces exerted by muscles and gravity on the skeletal structure. It is the science of internal and external forces acting on the human body.

Careers in biomechanics may include: physical or occupational therapy, prosthetics, podiatry and medicine.

Nifty Notes:

Bioengineering is the application of engineering principles to the fields of biology and medicine, as in the development of aids or replacements for missing or defective body organs/tissue. It is the interface of engineering and medicine that can include biomaterials and tissue engineering, biomedical imaging, and nanotechnology in medicine.


Here’s a link to the press release announcing a major grant Dr. Vijay Goel and the University have just received:

As Baby Boomers age, and as more and more kids take up organized sports, the field of biomechanics is also getting more attention:

ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injuries in the knee are getting a lot of attention lately, mainly because Tiger Woods just had reconstructive surgery to repair his torn ACL. But athletes of all ages and expertise levels are experiencing such injuries. Experts in the field of biomechanics are leading the way in the study of these injuries and using science to prevent them:

Here’s the web site for UT’s Department of Bioengineering.