Andrew Laing

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Development and validation of a musculoskeletal model of the pelvis in response to lateral impacts

2015/16-2019/20 • $120,000 • PI
My general field of interest is musculoskeletal biomechanics related to tissue loading, and the role that advanced age has on these relationships. Within this framework, the proposed program of research will generate novel insights into the basic mechanisms underlying dynamics of the pelvis...

Lower-limb wearable exoskeleton system to advance assisted mobility research

2017/18 • $104,944 • PI,CO
Over the past decade, there have been major advancements in mechatronics design of bilateral lower-limb (leg) powered exoskeletons. Placed over the lower limbs primarily for standing and walking, these externally-powered motorized orthoses allow users with compromised motor control to complete...

The influence of flooring properties on force attenuation and balance control

2016/17 • $24,975 • PI
Fall-related injuries are an important public health issue affecting seniors. They are the leading cause of hospitalizations inseniors and cost the Canadian economy approximately $2.8 billion in direct annual costs. Of particular concern are hipfractures and traumatic brain injuries (TBI), both...

A Novel Focal Mechanical Tissue Testing Device

2015/16 • $91,308 • PI,CO
<p><strong>Rationale: </strong><br /> Mechanical testing of biological samples is a critical step in determining tissue response to mechanical stimuli. However, most mechanical testing systems are designed to test materials for specific constrained loading conditions, such as axial compression...

Refrigeration system to support multi-scale human biomechanics testing and modeling

2015/16 • $55,790 • PI,CO
<p>This proposal is a request for a large-scale refrigeration system that will enable multi-scale (from whole body to individual tissues) investigations into fundamental mechanisms of degradation, failure, and longevity in human biomechanical systems and tissues. The system would provide the...

Exploring research collaboration with SofSurfaces Inc.

2015/16 • $1,405 • PI
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Biomechanics of fall-related impacts and balance in seniors

2010/11-2014/15 • $155,000 • PI
Fall-related injuries are an important public health issue affecting seniors. They are the leading cause of hospitalizations in seniors and cost the Canadian economy approximately $2.8 billion in direct annual costs. Of particular concern are hip fractures and traumatic brain injuries (TBI),...

STABIL - a System to advance Technology and Assessment of Balance, Impact, and Loading

2014/15 • $150,000 • PI,CO
The current proposal is a request for a robust mechanical perturbation system to provide precisely controlled dynamic stimuli to support a group of researchers with a shared focus on fundamental research linked to human stability, musculoskeletal loading, and mobility. The infrastructure,...

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