Dr. Gushue is Director of Biomechanics and specializes in the study of the forces and mechanics associated with injuries to the human body. He applies this work to all segments of the human body involved in collisions and other impact-producing events.
While at the University of Rochester, Dr. Gushue was involved in designing and developing unique medical devices for use as joint replacements, including novel approaches for the enhanced integration of the implant with the surrounding tissue. In addition, he participated in studies related to shoulder and spine biomechanics and assisted with the development of intellectual property providing unique solutions to engineering problems involving the human body.
Currently, he uses his biomedical engineering skills in the research and analysis of the relationships between crash injuries and crash forces, occupant kinematics and human tolerance, as well as forensic investigations. He provides consultation on various issues related to sports biomechanics, including design and performance of protective equipment and playing surface/facility design.
Dr. Gushue is the lead biomechanic working with the National Hockey League to research, develop and test designs to improve player safety.