ME Graduate Seminar: New Advances in Digital Human Modeling and Prediction of Musculoskeletal Injuries

Thursday, October 20 at 3:30 pm to 4:20 pm
Seamans Center, 2217
103 South Capitol Street, Iowa City, Iowa

This talk will be presented by Rajan Bhatt, of the Center for Computer Aided Design at the University of Iowa. Abstract: Musculoskeletal injuries are very common in many types of population. The risk for these injuries increases substantially for those involved in high intensity tasks, such as Marines, professional athletes, and assembly line workers. Any occurrence of musculoskeletal injury in these populations is costly not only due to the cost of medicine, recovery, and rehabilitation, but also due to the cost in terms of lost days on duty, lost opportunity, and cost of training a new person. This talk will introduce new advances in digital human modeling tools to understand, predict, and subsequently reduce non-contact musculoskeletal injuries. Musculoskeletal injury prediction is a multi-disciplinary topic that leverages advances in multiple fields, including mechanical engineering, civil engineering, robotics, physiology, physical therapy, biomedicine, optimization, machine learning, computer graphics and gaming. The goal of this project is to accurately identify whenever there is a musculoskeletal injury risk to a specific person to then prescribe specific training over a period of time to reduce that risk and subsequently enhance their physical performance. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you have a disability that requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please call  the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering in advance, at 319-335-5939.

Contact Info: MIE Office,, 319-335-5939