CIB Testing Lab at Wake Forest University


The Center for Injury Biomechanics has 2,000 sq. ft. of on-campus laboratory space at Wake Forest.  A wide range of equipment is available to use in these three facilities including the following:

  • Tissue freezing, storage and handling facilities are available onsite.
  • The CIB owns a full range of load cells, accelerometers, linear potentiometers, strain gages, and other instrumentation devices.
  • High speed video including a high speed digital video camera (Vision Research, Phantom 4.2, Wayne, NJ) with a base resolution of 512 x 512 pixels at 1,000 frames per second with 24-bit color.
  • A servo-hydraulic MTS machine capable of a maximum rate of 4 m/s.
  • A drop tower used to simulate impact events.
  • A Bose ElectroForce TestBench modular testing system for dynamic mechanical characterization of biological materials.
  • Z450 three-dimensional printer.


The Center for Injury Biomechanics has 1,500 sq. ft. of office space at Wake Forest.  For the past seven years, extensive video and telephone conference facilities have been developed and utilized to facilitate the collaboration between Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.  These are located in the same building as the Center for Injury Biomechanics and are readily available to use with the other schools in this program.  

Center for Injury Biomechanics
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27157
Phone: (336) 716-5597
Fax: (509) 357-4763