Biomechanics and Modeling

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

 

Dr Peter Varga

Focus Area Leader:
Biomechanics and Modeling

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.

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

Meet the team

See more about the team on the Biomedical Development group page

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