The 3D Bio-Motion Research Lab (3DBMRL) performs applied and basic research in human motion analysis. It is committed to providing industry and government with innovative testing capabilities and analysis tools to study human motion and human response to external loading. Research activities include human response to whole-body vibration, design and control of structure under dynamics loading, real-time data collection, and human motion validation.

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Dr. Enrique Leira standing in front of OPL's Mi-2 research helicopter

The story behind connecting helicopter vibrations to stroke therapy

Connecting the vibrations from a helicopter to treating stroke victims may not seem like an obvious line of inquiry, but it turned out to be a promising one at the University of Iowa.
Dr. Enrique Leira standing in front of OPL's Mi-2 research helicopter

Collaboration with ITI finds helicopter vibrations may benefit stroke therapy

On this edition of River to River, host Ben Kieffer speaks with Dr. Enrique Leira about how new research from the University of Iowa studying the effects of helicopter rides led to the discovery of a potential new stroke therapy. 
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Director: Salam Rahmatalla, professor of civil and environmental engineering, professor of biomedical engineering

Phone: (319) 335-5657

Email: salam-rahmatalla@uiowa.edu

Mission Areas: Biotechnology, Human Modeling and Simulation