Center for Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Research

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The Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Research group at Mines develops innovative solutions for accommodating musculoskeletal disabilities. Our research spans the range from implantable medical devices to assistive technologies including prosthetics and robotics. We seek to apply computational and experimental methods that relate phenomena across length scales from tissue to organ to whole body.

The Center for Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Research (CBRR, formerly IBDMS) was established in 1998 as a National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) that focuses on research and education in bioengineering. The center integrates programs and expertise from the Colorado School of Mines, with a variety of academic and industrial partners, across a range of disciplines including engineering, materials and medicine.

CBRR has become an international center for the development of mathematical modeling of the musculoskeletal system, adaptive sports equipment design, in vivo implant and normal joint imaging and measurement, bionic orthopaedics, sports medicine, surgical robotics, rehabilitaiton robotics, human sensory augmentation, human amplifiers (exoskeletons), and smart orthoses. Additionally, through the efforts of this center, a minor program (undergraduate) and focus area (graduate) in biomechanical engineering has been established at CSM.


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