Image: bone-density and strength

SwRI scientists and engineers use advanced micromechanical analysis methods to
understand the relationship between bone
quality and bone biomechanical strength.

Image: bone-density and strength

SwRI engineers develop high fidelity, parametric, probabilistic computational models of the human body to assess risk of injury.

Musculoskeletal biomechanics at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) develops and applies advanced computational as well as unique experimental techniques and facilities to address a number of musculoskeletal biomechanics-related problems including osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, bone fracture risk, and musculoskeletal injury risk.

SwRI staff has internationally recognized expertise in:

  • Bone biomechanics
  • Computational musculoskeletal modeling
  • Biomechanical testing and characterization
  • MicroCT analysis

Related Terminology

musculoskeletal biomechanics  •  computational techniques  •  osteoporosis  •  osteoarthritis  •  bone fracture risk  •  musculoskeletal injury risk  •  computational musculoskeletal modeling  •  biomechanical testing & characterization

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Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®), headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is a multidisciplinary, independent, nonprofit, applied engineering and physical sciences research and development organization with 9 technical divisions.