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The Biomechanical Design Research Laboratory (BDRL) at Michigan State University is a research facility focused on the measurement of kinematics and kinetics to objectify interactions.

In the past, much of our research has been centered around seating products. We have collaborated with such companies as Johnson Controls, Steelcase, and TecMath.

However, our research here at the BDRL is not limited to just seating products.   With the aid of equipment such as the Qualisys Motion System, Tekscan Pressure Mapping System, Measurand Shape TapeTM, JOHN, multi-axis force transducers, ASPECT Manikin, and subjective assessments, our research has expanded to cover a wide array of topics such as medical devices, musculoskeletal dysfunction, hand function and dysfunction, and even sports biomechanics.

The BDRL has collaborated on projects with MSU's College of Human Medicine, College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Nursing, and the School of Packaging.  Our testing conditions ensure project confidentiality.  Our research is continuously expanding, and we are always looking for new ideas and new faces.  For more information, please see our Opportunities and Contact pages.