Center for Biomechanical Engineering Research
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CBER is an interdisciplinary center whose mission is to provide engineering science and clinical technology to reduce the impact of disease on the everyday life of individuals. It was created to provide an appropriate forum and infrastructure to promote the interaction of biomedical researchers from the university, industry and the medical community. CBER builds on a history of interaction between the Departments of Mechanical Engineering, Physical Therapy, Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, Biomedical Engineering and clinical facilities. CBER aims to serve as an intellectual incubator for faculty in the biomechanics field to exchange ideas and form collaborations, especially through the newly established brownbag lunch series and a visiting scholar program. CBER hosts the annual Biomechanics Research Symposium and sponsors undergraduate research in the general area of biomechanics and biomedical engineering. In addition, the center works with biomedical industries and entrepreneurs to design and develop clinical and educational technologies and help bring them toward commercialization.