Other Capabilities

  • Custom built anthropomorphic/biofidelic shoe/surface rotational traction measurement device (dummy lower extremity)
  • Computer aided design (CAD) and finite element analysis (FEA) software for engineering design and evaluation of static and dynamic stress/strain and predicting chronic tissue responses to mechanical loading.
  • Materialise MIMICS medical imaging software for processing and editing anatomical data from CT and MRI scans for use in CAD, FEM and 3D printing.
  • Lower extremity computer models for predicting ligament strain and/or cartilage/bone stress during sports injury scenarios.Dental computer models for predicting tooth reaction forces with dentures or implants.
  • SonoSite Titan portable ultrasound system with Color Power Doppler, 2D Grayscale, M-Mode, and application-specific calculation packages Transducers include; a 2 MHz curved array or a 5 MHz linear array.
  • Collaboration with medical imaging facilities for MRI, CT and μCT.
  • Collaboration with cadaver and animal testing facilities, including a unique traumatic isolated ACL-rupture model for in vivo research.
  • Collaboration with mechatronics and robotics laboratories for biorobotics research to extend the limits of how machines interact with humans.
  • Tablet labtop computers with a full-range of software installed including Microsoft Office, Adobe Create Suite, ABAQUS, AutoCAD, CATIA, Labview, MATLAB, MiniTab, ImageJ, etc. There is campus-wide wireless networking as well as an EBL-specific network drive.
  • Metal workshop, a prototyping facility with 3D printers and computer aided manufacturing (CAM) equipment, and a woodshop with full-time staff for professional advising and supervision for experimental fixture fabrication.