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Therapeutic Vibration

A photograph of a lab experiment.

M. Mert Egilmez, a mechanical engineering research fellow, wears a vibration-based therapeutic device during a demonstration test while surrounded by colleagues in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Building on North Campus of the University of Michigan College of Engineering in Ann Arbor, MI on November 6, 2017. The research project, led by Himanshu Saxena under the direction of Bogdan Epureanu, PhD, a professor of mechanical engineering, and Kevin Ward, MD, a professor of emergency medicine, aims to study the health benefits of controlled mechanical vibrations on the human body through the use of a therapeutic device. The project is making its way through the Coulter Translational Research Partnership Program within the Department of Biomedical Engineering, which seeks to accelerate the development of university technologies into new products to improve health care. Photo: Evan Dougherty/Michigan Engineering Communications & Marketing