The Injury Biomechanics Division (IBD) develops biomedical assessment tools and performance standards to prevent and mitigate Soldier injuries by researching blunt, blast, and accelerative injuries and exposures.

IBD maintains its unique capabilities and competencies to conduct research on Soldier injury mechanisms, human tolerance levels, injury risk mitigation technologies, and health hazards present in the full spectrum of Army operational and training environments.

The division’s six research areas include investigating mechanisms of and tolerances to the neck and spine, head and brain, and face and eye injuries while also evaluating the effectiveness of proposed protective countermeasures for our Service Members.

Specific Research Capabilities

  • Anthropomorphic Test Devices (instrumented and un-instrumented)
  • Biodynamics Data Resource
  • Cadex laser table
  • Calibration capabilities
  • Data acquisition systems (laboratory, field, personnel-borne, high-rate)
  • FARO and microscribe digitizing systems
  • Future Horizontal Acceleration Sled
  • Helmet impact towers
  • High rate video and physiological instrumentation
  • Inversion wheel restraint tester
  • Low velocity ballistic simulator
  • Mass properties instruments
  • Mini-sled (horizontal)
  • Multi-Axis Ride Simulator
  • Near infrared system
  • Nerve conduction stimulation unit
  • Post Mortem Human Subjects capabilities
  • Ultrasound system (portable)
  • Pressure mapping systems
  • Projectile launcher
  • Sensors (accelerometers, pressure, force, inertial systems)
  • Shock tube
  • Twin-rail drop tower
  • Vertical acceleration tower (40-foot)
  • VICON motion capture system
  • Wired and wireless EMG system

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