Neurospine Biomechanics Lab

Simon Fraser University, Surrey, British Columbia
What the facility does

Mechanical testing and simulation

Research services

Mechanical testing, modeling, Simulation, injury analysis, failure analysis, device testing

Sectors of application
  • Healthcare and social services
  • Life sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment
  • Professional and technical services (including legal services, architecture, engineering)

Name of specialized lab

Name of equipment

Description of function

Mechanical Test Facility

Instron E10000 Mechanical Test System

Axial, torsion mechanical test system.


Bose ELF 3200 Test Bench

High accuracy and resolution axial or biaxial mechanical test system for compliant materials.


Qualisys Optical Tracking

High resolution optical tracking system for localized deformation or whole body motion capture.

Simulation Centre


Advanced 3D reconstruction from medical image data (MRI, CT)



Rigid body dynamic software calibrated for use in automotive simulations, falls and impacts resulting in human injury.



Finite element modelling of complex materials.



Carolyn Sparrey