Biomechanical engineering is a field combining biology and mechanical engineering. Mechanical engineering may have applications in the biological fields and vice versa, resulting in a better understanding of each discipline.
Advances in technology can be very beneficial in treating health-related issues, thus biomechanical engineering is often applied to various medical disciplines. Medical devices, for instance, are the result of studying how the mechanics of such devices can aid someone in a biological context and provide health-related benefits. Medical biomechanics seeks to remedy biological injuries or ailments through the use of engineered machinery.
Biomechanical engineering also studies the biology of human beings in relation to engineered mechanics. A biomedical engineering expert may study how the mechanics of the human body reacts to the machinery of automobiles, including the safety measures and circumstances of possible traffic accidents. By evaluating accidents in the context of biomechanical engineering, the mechanics of automobiles can be better engineered to optimize safety precautions for both drivers and passengers.
Many biomechanical engineers work in accident reconstruction, which allows them to apply their knowledge of engineering principles in assessing human factors, failure analysis, and the evaluation of injury-based evidence, all of which is often relevant in the event of a court case.
Biomechanical engineering can be applied to many unique situations, including biomechanics medicine and machinery-related accident reconstruction. Submit an expert request form or call us to get information on highly qualified biomechanical engineering expert witnesses.