Biomechanics and Modeling

Biomechanical modeling, testing and prototyping to find optimal solutions to clinical questions

Dr Peter Varga

Deputy Program Leader
Focus Area Leader:
Biomechanics and Modeling

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The process of finding optimal solutions to clinical questions is enhanced by biomechanical modeling, testing and prototyping, aiming to establish integrated experimental and computational investigation methods for research in fracture fixation and joint reconstruction.

Our capabilities range from in silico methods to state-of-the-art anatomical labs, where two workplaces are equipped with radiolucent operating tables, C-arms, and balanced LED operation room lights to mimic surgical conditions. A high-resolution camera system, integrated into operating room lights, is available for documentation and educational purposes. Advanced experimental biomechanical studies are performed with tailored test setups and loading protocols with physiological patterns, supplemented with X-rays, video, and motion tracking systems. Computational analyses assist the designing, optimization, and testing of existing and newly developed implants and endoprostheses on bone models. The prototype workshop facilitates complete computerized numerical control (CNC) machining of sophisticated research prototypes, medical devices and instrumentation, and guarantees high quality precision work.

Diagram: Biomechanical and finite element (FE) studies, support from project design to publication
Implant prototype in preparation

Our expertise includes:

  • Basic and advanced biomechanical testing
  • Motion tracking investigations
  • Finite elements modeling and computer simulations
  • Data acquisition and processing
  • Statistics
  • Conventional manufacturing
  • CNC manufacturing
  • Turning milling (5-CNC-axis)
  • Eroding (wire-cutting)
  • 3D CAD constructions
  • Surface finish
  • Hardening
  • Apprenticeship training

Other focus areas

Concept Development

Medical Imaging

Meet the team

See more about the team on the Biomedical Development research program