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.
Daniel P. Nicolella, Ph.D.
Southwest Research Institute
Musculoskeletal injury is a significant problem in the U.S. Military and civilian populations. As such, there is a critical need to develop methods and systems to accurately assess the risk of injury during military operational activities, vehicular accidents, and other potentially injurious environments in order to develop countermeasures and systems to mitigate this risk. However, advances in developing injury countermeasures have been severely restricted by the limitations of available tools to determine the biomedical basis of human injury.