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:
- Balance and falls
- Head impact and helmet testing
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.
- Sep. 1, 2016
Benoit has successfully defended his thesis in fulfillment of the degree requirements of Masters of Science in Kinesiology.
Benoit's thesis, “Factors Influencing Measures of Trochanteric Soft Tissue Thickness”, will help drive further research into the role of soft tissue in reducing the risk of hip fracture.
- July 29, 2016
IBAL students showcase research
The Injury Biomechanics and Aging Lab was in attendance for the 19th meeting of the Canadian Society of Biomechanics hosted in Hamilton, Ont.
- Mar. 9, 2018
IBAL team provides three oral presentations at the 2018 Ontario Biomechanics conference (Steven Pretty, Taylor Winberg, Dan Martel, Andrew Laing).