Knowledge Centers

Aalborg University, Denmark

The Biomechanics Research Group at Aalborg University works in many fields of biomechanics but focuses on musculoskeletal simulation. The group participates in numerous international research projects on development and application of biomechanical models and is interested in extending this activity to more partners. Typical projects are synergistic in the sense that the Research Group’s knowledge about biomechanical modeling in general combined with an external user’s expertise in a particular field of biomechanics enables faster progress than the two partners can achieve by themselves. The research project welcomes visits from established researchers and Ph.D. students if fast progress on the modeling task can be achieved. 

Contact: Prof. John Rasmussen, PhD, jr@m-tech.aau.dk 

Prof. John Rasmussen’s blog: http://biomechanicsforeverybody.wordpress.com 

Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg, Germany

The OTH (Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule) Regensburg it is one of the largest technical universities of applied sciences in Germany. The "Regensburg Center of Biomedical Engineering" (RCBE) is located at the OTH and pools the biomedical research activities in the region in an inter-faculty and inter-university research institute. The Laboratory for Biomechanics is part of the RCBE and focuses on basic and applied research in musculoskeletal biomechanics. With a combination of numerical and experimental methods applied and basic research in orthopedic and ergonomic related topics is conducted..The three methodical pillars of the labs work are: Muskuloskeletal simulations, Finite Element Simulations and experimental investigations on implants and biomaterials. Special emphasis is laid on combined workflows incorporating clinical gait analyses, medical image analysis, musculoskeletal simulation and finite element simulations. The RCBE welcomes visits from established researchers and Ph.D. students if fast progress on the modeling task can be achieved. 

Contact: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Dendorfer, PhD, sebastian.dendorfer@oth-regensburg.de

Website: www.lbm.rcbe.de 

Colorado School of Mines, CO, USA

The vision of CBG is tto help improve quality of life for patients who suffer from musculo-skeletal conditions through the application of biomechanical simulation. Present areas of emphasis include spine, knee, and hip mechanics in both amputee and non-amputee populations. CBG research aims to improve our ability to predict musculoskeletal function in meaningful activities of daily living for both (1) individual patients (subject-specific) and (2) realistic patient populations (probabilistic modeling). Each of these goals presents unique challenges that guide our research strategy. We employ a broad range of parametric modeling techniques and statistical methods to better quantify the normal variations in anatomical shape, tissue properties, and surgical parameters that affect clinical results. We hope that in time our efforts will help improve long term outcomes and decrease the incidence of revision surgery following orthopaedic procedures.

Contact: Ass. Prof. Anthony J. Petrella, PhD, apetrell@mines.edu

Website: cbg.mines.edu 

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