Working to understand and prevent injuries across the lifespan

Research with an impact

The Injury Biomechanics and Aging Laboratory (IBAL) is currently working to expand the knowledge of musculoskeletal biomechanics related to human health and injury prevention, and the role that advanced age has on these relationships. The general research fields can be divided into:

Research team

Professor Andrew Laing is the director of IBAL and an associate professor at the University of Waterloo. Professor Laing leads the research team of graduate and undergraduate students.

Meet our current research team.

  1. Oct. 24, 2021Steven Pretty Novel Study Published

    Congrats to doctoral candidate and lab member Steven Pretty for his novel study on hip fracture biomechanics published in Annals of Biomedical Engineering. Read here: https://rdcu.be/cxmeA

  2. Mar. 9, 2018Mar 9-11, 2018 IBAL at the 2018 Ontario Biomechanics Conference

    IBAL team provides three oral presentations at the 2018 Ontario Biomechanics conference (Steven Pretty, Taylor Winberg, Dan Martel, Andrew Laing). 

  3. Dec. 21, 2017Steven Pretty's MSc thesis proposal

    DXA based curved-beam model of the proximal femur: consideration of loading conditions on fracture risk.

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