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The mission of the Advanced Biomechanics Laboratory for Injury Reduction and Rehabilitation (IRR Laboratory) is to accelerate the development of knowledge and technology used to promote the creation of innovative products, services and strategies for injury mitigation, repair and rehabilitation.

Additional goals of the laboratory are to:

  • promote economic development in Maine through growing this critically needed economic sector, creating jobs;
  • position Maine as a leader in the development of products, strategies and technology in this emerging area of need;
  • provide a high-level laboratory and consultation resource that would be readily accessible to businesses, entrepreneurs, and researchers throughout Maine and beyond;
  • and to sustain and expand research and development in this growing area.