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In the Biomechanical Design Research Laboratory (BDRL) at Michigan State University my students and I apply engineering techniques and principles to the human body.  Our work includes in vivo experimentation, methods development, modeling, and device development. Specifically, we study kinetic and kinematic interactions that occur between people and devices, or during clinical procedures.

Recent Projects

Group Members

Josh Drost (right) receiving an award from Dr. Tom Wolff
Doctoral Student

Research News

Michael Hernandez-Lamberty presents his final work at SROP presentation.
Dr. Bush's lab attends SB3C conference at Seven Springs Resort in Pennsylvania. Dr. Bush intrduced the Savio Woo award winner Dr. Rita Patterson. Josh Drost presented his work on hand function. Justin Scott gave a poster on thigh and buttock soft tissue properties and the effects of body position on them.
Dr. Bush’s lab prepares for poster presentations for two conferences. One is the Mid Sure Undergraduate conference at Michigan State University and the other is the International Society of Biomechanics - American Society of Biomechanics meeting in Calgary.
Dr. Bush and Dr. Pelled teamed up to research movement and brain function of octopuses.
Detroit News interviews and published an article about Dr. Bush and the engineers who helped create the brace for Nick Ward to play with his hand injury.