Human Bone

Tissue Mechanics Lab

Edwards Group

Bone is a dynamic tissue that adapts its composition and structure to the loads it experiences during habitual physical activity. Our research combines biomechanical experimentation with medical imaging and computational modeling to examine skeletal adaptation and fragility in response to extreme conditions of mechanical disuse (e.g., astronauts and people on bed rest) and mechanical overuse (e.g., athletes and military personnel). The knowledge generated from this work may be used to develop diagnostic and preventive measures to improve bone quality and decrease fracture risk.

Missing Member from photo: Colin Firminger

McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health - Summer Student Symposium 2019


Finite Element Analysis

Musculoskeletal Modeling

Medical Imaging


W. Brent Edwards, Ph.D.

Human Perfomance Laboratory, KNB 418
Faculty of Kinesiology
University of Calgary
2500 University Dr. NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4

Phone: 403-210-8950
Fax: 403-220-2070