Berkeley Engineering And Research, Inc.
Plures Intelligens Modicum Machinatorem
Telephone: 510-549-3300 
Fax: 510-962-8230 

BEAR Project Receives Award


BEAR wins Best Paper of the Year

BEAR paper on preventing gasoline can explosions wins Best Paper of the Year


Alcohol Containers Explode Too!



Exercise Equipment

  Incline Bench Press  |  Spinning Machines  

BEAR Engineers analyze body dynamics in various situations to determine when exercise machines, such as inclined bench presses and spinning bikes, put users at risk of injury.


Incline Bench Press


In a personal injury case, BEAR Engineers were called in to investigate if neck injury could be caused by the force of one downward push while a user rested his or head head on the bench pad. We instrumented a bench and dynamically measured head forces in a controlled setting. The results of our calculations were instrumental in settling the case. 


Spinning Machines


In another legal battle, BEAR Engineers were asked to examine spinning bikes to calculate the peak leg impact force that could potentially cause a leg or foot injury. BEAR analysis once again proved critical in helping settle this case.