Richard W. Kent Richard W. Kent

Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Professor of Biomedical Engineering


Ph.D. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Virginia

Center for Applied Biomechanics
4040 Lewis & Clark Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22911
434-296-7288 x. 133
434-296-3453 (fax)

richkent@virginia.edu

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Research Interests

Dr. Kent is the Deputy Director of the Center for Applied Biomechanics. Dr. Kent's current research interests are in injury biomechanics. Recent studies have characterized thoracoabdominal biomechanics during pediatric development and during senescence and applied that knowledge to the design of automotive restraint systems to protect the most vulnerable occupants during a crash. He is also interested in the biomechanics of lower extremity injuries in elite athletes with application to the design of footwear and playing surfaces that maintain performance while reducing injury risk.

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Balasubramanian S, Peters JR, Robinson LF, Singh A, Kent RW
Thoracic spine morphology of a pseudo-biped animal model (kangaroo) and comparisons with human and quadruped animals.

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