Biomechanical & Biomedical

Biomechanical & Biomedical Engineering Expertise

This type of expertise is often needed in conjunction with vehicle accident reconstruction, medical device malfunction, child based furniture or food accidents, slips & falls on various premises, or even commercial door impacts on customers. Of particular interest recently are the effects of super neo-magnets on pacemakers and how they are now being used to replace hinges and other attachment methods. Biomechanics involves the effects of motion, impact, and applied forces on the human body under various work and recreational settings.  Some work has involved using University of Michigan crash sleds to test items such as child seats for autos. Incidents are covered from the initial investigation phase through trial exhibit preparation and courtroom testimony.

Samples of engineering services and expert witnesses provided :

  • Injury Causation Analysis
  • Biomechanical Reconstruction
  • Occupational Biomechanics Evaluations
  • Medical Device and Equipment Failures
  • Workplace Accidents
    • Construction Accidents & Injuries
    • Railyard Accidents & Injuries
  • Motor Vehicle Collision Analysis
    • Frontal, Rear, and Side Collisions
    • Low-speed Collisions
    • Pedestrian Impacts
  • Restraint Usage and Effectiveness Evaluation
    • Helmet Usage Effectiveness Evaluation
  • Cumulative Trauma Injuries
  • Sports Related Injuries
  • Head or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Biomechanical Analyses

Biomechanical engineering is the combined use of mechanical engineering principals and biological knowledge to understand human movement and to evaluate the effects of applied forces and motion on the human body. Miller Engineering applies biomechanical engineering analysis to isolate the mechanism and causation of injuries in consumer products, industrial, construction, agricultural, and recreational industries. It is also used during accident reconstruction of automotive and commercial vehicle accidents and injuries.

Biomedical Analyses

Biomedical engineering seeks to close the gap between engineering and the medical field related to topics such as medical devices that are generally regulated by the FDA. Miller Engineering regularly conducts biomedical analysis techniques to investigate medical device and equipment failures.