Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®), headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is one of the oldest and largest independent, nonprofit, applied research and development (R&D) organizations in the United States.
Southwest Research Institute
While great advances have been made into understanding the biomechanical environment within human joints, large gaps in our knowledge of the basic mechanics still exist. These gaps are a direct result of limitations in our ability to experimentally characterize detailed internal joint mechanics during in vivo human motion. This lack of fundamental knowledge underlies a multitude of basic and applied research areas in musculoskeletal biomechanics.