Computational Models of the Musculoskeletal System



Wednesday April 17th 12.15 pm
Large Meeting Room, 3rd Floor, Complesso Ingegneria Meccanica, Via Venezia 1


Dr. Luca Modenese
Imperial College Research Fellow
Department of Civil Engineering, Imperial College London, UK


Musculoskeletal models are computational representations of the musculoskeletal system that can be used to simulate human motion and accurately estimate forces occurring within the human body which are extremely difficult to measure, for example muscle forces and articular loadings. In this talk, after an introduction to this modelling technique, I will present recent technical developments that allow to generate accurate models of individual patients using standard medical images like magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT). I will also give some examples of how these models can be used to create 'virtual patients' and perform 'virtual surgeries' that in the future will help surgeons to plan more successful orthopaedic interventions. The talk will close outlining some current challenges for the field.

Contact person: prof. Nicola Petrone

More information in the attached flyer.