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. Sep. 1, 2016Benoit's succesful thesis defence

    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. 

  2. July 29, 2016Canadian Society of Biomechanics 2016
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    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.

  3. 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). 

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