Human-Centric Design Research Laboratory
@ Texas Tech University


Dr. Yang









Welcome to visit Dr. Yang's research group within the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas Tech University.

Fall 2016


The purposes of the Human-Centric Design Research Lab are

(1) to advance the understanding of human movement capabilities by means of modeling, simulation and experimentation, and develop computer software package that facilitates human-centric design, biomechanics analysis, ergonomics assessment, injury prediction, traffic safety system including digital human visibility prediction and human performance assessment.
(2) to model and simulate the interaction between the human and personal protective equipment (helmets, goggles, and respirators, clothing, shoes, etc.) for hazard and discomfort assessments.
(3) to promote intelligent for digital human models and simulate the action and interaction of individual digital human.
(4) to advance computer-aided design and simulation of mechanical systems.

(5) to promote human lives by developing novel medical devices such as hand/foot prosthesis, and other devices.
(6) to promote optimal spine surgeries by developing finite element models.




Our research has been funded by multiple sponsors including the US Army, DOE, NSF, NASA, NIST, NPSF, NIOSH, Honda R&D North Americas, Caterpillar, and USCAR.


The new NSF REU Site is open for Summer 2017-2019.

Lab Director:                                                   
Prof. James Yang                                                                                 
Office: ME South 201K                                                         
Phone: 806-834-6746                                 
Fax: 806-742-3540                                                   

Lab Location:
ME North Room 142
Tel: 806-742-3579



Last Updated on August 4, 2017.

Human-Centric Design Research Lab, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX79409

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