Research Topics

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Autonomous systems 
  • Biomechanics
  • Cognitive
  • Computer vision
  • Data analytics
  • Driving simulation
  • Human factors/ergonomics
  • Human simulation
  • Human vibration research
  • Kinematics and dynamics
  • Motion capture
  • Physiology
  • Robotics
  • Sensors
  • Structural health monitoring
  • Tissue engineering

News

ACFT Test

Iowa Technology Institute research contributes to readiness of U.S. Army soldiers

The U.S. Army turned to a multidisciplinary team of experts at the University of Iowa Technology Institute (ITI) and ITI’s internationally recognized Santos technology to provide independent review of its first new fitness test in 40 years called the Army Combat Fitness Test.
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Epic MegaGrant aims to pair Iowa’s virtual human model with Unreal Engine

The University of Iowa Technology Institute (ITI) has received an Epic MegaGrant that will be used to explore the integration of its virtual human, Santos, with Epic Games’ Unreal Engine.

Research Labs

ATV Virtual Reality simulator

Director: Salam Rahmatalla, professor of civil and environmental engineering, professor of biomedical engineering

Email: salam-rahmatalla@uiowa.edu

Phone: (319) 335-5657

Lab: 3D Bio-Motion Research Lab

Research topics: 

  • Biomechanics
  • Data analytics
  • Human factors/ergonomics
  • Human vibration research
  • Kinematics and dynamics
  • Motion capture
  • Structural health monitoring

Mariam El-Hattab on lab equipment

Director: Edward Sander, associate professor of biomedical engineering

Phone: (319) 384-2862

Email: edward-sander@uiowa.edu

Lab: 3MT Laboratory

Research topics:

  • Computational biomechanics
  • Mechanical testing
  • Tissue engineering

Director: David Wilder, professor of occupational and environmental health

Email: david-wilder@uiowa.edu

Phone: (319) 384-0513

Learn more: David Wilder Research Group

Director: Jia Lu, professor of mechanical engineering

Email: jia-lu@uiowa.edu

Phone: (319) 335-6405

Learn more: Jia Lu Research Group

Santos with researcher

Director: Karim Abdel-Malek, professor of biomedical engineering, professor of mechanical and industrial engineering, professor of applied mathematical and computational sciences

Email: karim-abdel-malek@uiowa.edu

Phone: (319) 335-5676

Center: Virtual Soldier Research Program

Research topic: Human simulation

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