We are a team of world-class engineers and scientists that provides testing, analysis, and other engineering services to companies across the globe.

Biocore

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Pushing the envelope

Biocore’s mission is to provide the highest level of engineering services and injury biomechanics expertise to clients dedicated to the understanding and reduction of injury. We do this by performing influential and highly cited biomechanics research, maintaining state-of-the-art testing capabilities, and leveraging a global network of leaders in experimental and computational biomechanical engineering.

  • Analytics & AI & ML

    Leveraging the power of the cloud to improve injury data analysis.

  • Biomechanics

    Knowledge of biomechanical mechanisms and injury tolerances is the foundation of engineered designs that prevent injury.

  • Computational Modeling

    Simulation of mechanical behavior of tissues for investigation of injury.

  • Consulting & Research

    Our engineers have provided biomechanical expertise to hundreds of clients worldwide.

  • Product Development

    Bringing solutions to real-world problems designed for and tested by the toughest environments.

  • Testing & Product Evaluation

    Equipment testing spanning helmets, footwear, turf & grass and a one-of-a-kind performance lab.

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  • Analytics, AI & ML

    The Analytics, AI, and Machine Learning team leverages athlete-worn sensors, video data, game records, and injury databases to identify interventions that can mitigate risk for athletes in professional and amateur sports.

    Our work leverages statistical and machine learning models for risk analysis, computer vision models for head impact detection, and on-field markerless pose estimation for injury event recreation and simulation.

    This modeling provides on-field injury reduction through the implementation of better training schedules, improved athlete load management, refinement of league rules to mitigate injury risk, athlete-specific technique improvement, and the fielding of improved athlete- and position-specific equipment.

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Biomechanics

Biocore has over 100 years cumulative experience developing and applying engineering knowledge for protecting people in automotive, sports, military, and other environments.

  • Injury Prevention Programs

    Leverage our in-house experts and external engineering network to design and implement injury prevention programs.

  • Health and Safety

    Provide engineering expertise to professional sport and other health and safety committees and assess sports equipment protection.

  • Automotive Safety

    Assess restraint biomechanics and performance, including seatbelts and airbags, child seat performance, and improve crash protection for the obese.

  • Anthropomorphic Test Devices

    Perform biomechanical engineering and impact testing using anthropomorphic test devices (crash test dummies)

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  • Consulting & Research

    Our experts model complex injury scenarios as well as validate injury claims.

    • Automotive Crash Injuries

      • Restraint-induced injuries and restraint effectiveness.
      • Restraint use.
      • Occupant kinematics.
      • Pedestrian injury biomechanics.
      • Traumatic brain injury.
      • Thoracic injury.
      • Abdominal injury.
      • Injuries of the hip, thigh, knee, leg, ankle, and foot.
    • Sports Injuries

      • Concussion
      • Spinal injuries
      • Injuries of the knee, ankle, and foot
      • Equipment performance and standards
    • Forensic Injury Biomechanics

      • Mechanisms of injury
      • Methods and admissibility of scientific evidence challenged under Frye, Daubert, and other standards.
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Lower Extremities

  • Lower extremity injuries are a significant and persistent burden to elite athletes in American football; however, the circumstances, mechanism, and outcomes of these injuries can be as varied as the Players themselves.

    Challenged with these unique and interesting problems, our goals are simple: to understand the causal factors leading to injury and then to design and implement mitigation strategies to reduce the burden to all athletes.

  • In pursuit of a safer game, the Biocore Lower Extremity Team brings together a multidisciplenary group with backgrounds in lower extremity musculoskeletal biomechanics, athlete performance, footwear design and construction, turf and soil surface management and design, and statistical and epidemiological injury tracking.

    • Lower Extremity Biomechanical Review for ACL, Hamstring, Ankle, and Midfoot Injuries
    • Athlete Performance Tracking
    • Cleat/Turf Interaction Assessment for Performance and Injury
    • Play Surface Characterization
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Helmets

From analyzing video footage of concussive impacts to developing position-specific helmet test protocols, the Biocore team is instrumental in providing both on-field and laboratory data to educate professional football players on helmet performance. The team has utilized and developed state-of-the-art test equipment to mimic and study on-field football helmet impacts with a goal of characterizing both the resulting kinematics of the head and the underlying effect on brain tissue through the use of finite element modeling.

The team strives to provide actionable data that can inform rule-makers and works closely with current helmet manufacturers to provide information that can be used to improve upon existing helmet technology. The team has also developed customized data-driven protocols for testing helmet add-on devices and other equipment meant to enhance player protection.

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Product Testing

Biocore performs world-class biomechanical engineering research and testing using our in-house state-of-the-art laboratory and our global network of university and engineering industry collaborators.

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