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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

Research News

Archana Lamsal, a Ph.D. student in Dr. Bush’s lab, received the Gary L. Cloud award this year. This award will allow her to attend the 2022 Society for Experimental Mechanics conference. She was chosen based on her field of study, an application essay, and a letter of endorsement. Congratulations again to Archana!
Dr. Bush had 4 of her undergraduate students graduate this semester. Chris Sadler, Katharine Walters, Emily Kelly, and Paige Cordts received their degrees for mechanical engineering at the graduation ceremony held on May 8th. All the graduates had worked in Dr. Bush’s lab for four years. Katharine graduated with a perfect 4.0 and was awarded the NSF Graduate Fellowship.
Undergraduates Emily Kelly and Nathan Kowalski presented the research they have been doing in Dr. Bush's lab.
Dr. Bush was the keynote speaker for the Midwest American Society of Biomechanics conference. She presented what work she has been doing in all areas of her research.
Amber and Dr. Bush are featured in a video on inside science.