Biomechanical Testing & Modeling

Exponent biomechanical engineers study human movement data in a UX lab setting

Understand complex biomechanical impacts

Whether assessing vehicle crash safety for drivers and passengers or investigating injury mechanisms, obtaining accurate biomechanical insights can be challenging without rigorous scientific analysis. Exponent provides highly technical biomechanical testing, modeling, and analysis services with robust capabilities and state-of-the-art facilities.

How do you objectively evaluate injury mechanisms in the context of a specific accident or incident?

Exponent leverages leading-edge technology and our in-house testing facilities — including instrumented anthropomorphic test devices, head impact testing capabilities, motion capture and inertia measurement unit (IMU) systems, and custom-designed test apparatuses and protocols — to perform biomechanical testing and modeling. Our experienced biomechanical experts provide valuable, evidence-based insights for a range of applications and industries.

Exponent specializes in analysis of impacts to the human body and evaluation of responses to forces in the context of known injury mechanisms. We support our analyses with computer modeling, anthropomorphic test device (ATD, or "crash test dummy") impacts, human surrogate evaluations, and even full-scale vehicle crash testing. Our biomechanical consultants use state-of-the-art computer modeling and simulation methods — applying software packages such as MADYMO (Mathematical Dynamic Models) and OpenSim, to evaluate human motion for biomechanics and kinematics studies — leading to breakthrough insights for our clients.


Exponent's biomechanics consultants provide cutting-edge testing, modeling, and analysis services to answer your toughest biomechanical challenges.

Our Capabilities Are Unparalleled

With expertise in over 90 disciplines and hundreds of capabilities, tools, and methodologies — we get to the root of even the most complex challenges and give you the objective answers you need.


Our global and comprehensive expertise across industries gives us a deep understanding of current challenges, best industry practices, and the implications of emerging technologies.