Research Approach

 

The SRI has developed a diverse research program that spans multiple complimentary disciplines and provides research synergy. Our unique combination of Engineering and Medicine pushes us to break traditional boundaries and explore the complex biopsychosocial interactions that affect spine and other musculoskeletal disorder causal pathways.

Engineering + Medicine

 

Systematic

Systematic
Decoding the complexity of spine disorders requires a systematic approach that focuss on causal pathways.

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Evidence-based

Evidence-based
Scientific evidence and engineering principles are the driving force behind everything we build and do. 

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Personalized

Personalized
There is no such thing as "routine back pain". Each case is unique and requires a personalized analysis to understand.

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The indirect costs associated with low back pain from missed work days and lost productivity is estimated to be $624.8 billion.

Cutting Edge Technology


Over 30+ years, the Spine Research Institute has strategically developed a suite of unique capabilities for addressing chronic spine and other musculoskeltal disorders including wearable sensor systems, custom software, computational models, 3D printing, and state-of-the art laboratories.

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Cutting Edge Technology
Applied Research

Ergonomics


SRI-Ergonomics, our ergonomics division, provides consulting, training, and applied research services for companies and industries that are struggling with low back and other musculoskeletal disorders.

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Personalized Medicine


Every low back or neck pain patient is unique, and what works for one often does not work for the next. To solve this problem, our engineers work closely with our physicians to develop personalized tools for evaluating and monitoring an individual's condition over time to determine which treatments will be most effective.

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Cutting Edge Technology
Cancer Engineering

Cancer Engineering


Our researchers are working closely with The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center (The James) to apply engineering principles to optimize outcomes for patients with metastatic spine cancer.

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Over the past 20 years, medical expenditures for chronic low back pain have grown by 300%, yet patient outcomes have not improved.

The SRI Research Cycle

SRI is unique in that its comprehensive research portfolio expands across both occupational and clinical environments.
Data collected in both of these environments informs the research conducted in laboratory settings and via computer models.
Research findings and developed tools are then disseminated back into the field to help those in need. 

SRI Research Cycle

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