Perspectives in Biomechanics Research and Education for Next Decade

by Tin-Kan Hung, (M.ASCE), Research Prof.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg. and Neurological Surgery, Univ. of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa.,
Maurice S. Albin, Prof. of Neuroanesthesia; School of Medicine, Univ. of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa.,
Dali J. Patel, Medical Officer; National Heart and Lung Inst., Bethesda, Md.,
Y. King Liu, Prof. and Dir.; Biomechanics Lab., School of Medicine, Tulane Univ., New Orleans, La.,
George Bugliarello, (M.ASCE), President; Polytechnic Inst. of New York, Brooklyn, N.Y.,
Richard Skalak, (M.ASCE), Prof.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg. and Engrg. Mechanics, Columbia Univ., New York, N.Y.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Engineering Mechanics Division, 1978, Vol. 104, Issue 1, Pg. 3-9

Document Type: Journal Paper


An optimistic view on biomechanics research is taken primarily from the remarkable beginning recently made in the integration of applied mechanics and biology. The paper projects the future research in the mechanics of physiological systems, biomechanics of trauma, mechanics in molecular biology, animal models in clinical biomechanics, prostheses, artifical organs, instruments, and equipment. Also considered are the interface between engineering mechanics and biomechanics, collaboration between life scientists and engineers, and the educational implication of advances in bioengineering.

Subject Headings: Education | Mechanical systems | Animals | Equipment and machinery | Engineering education | Engineering mechanics | Lifeline systems

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