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Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535722/anisotropic-polyethersulfone-foam-for-bicycle-helmet-liners-to-reduce-rotational-acceleration-during-oblique-impact
#1
Kelly Vanden Bosche, Yasmine Mosleh, Bart Depreitere, Jos Vander Sloten, Ignaas Verpoest, Jan Ivens
Although current standard bicycle helmets protect cyclists against linear acceleration, they still lack sufficient protection against rotational acceleration during oblique impact events. Rotational acceleration is correlated with serious traumatic brain injuries such as acute subdural haematoma and thus should be minimized. This study proposes using highly anisotropic polyethersulfone foam for bicycle helmet liners in order to limit the rotational acceleration. Helmet prototypes, made of polyethersulfone foam with cell anisotropy direction perpendicular to the head, have been produced and compared to a standard commercial helmet...
May 1, 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490249/novel-single-marker-approach-to-estimation-of-lower-extremity-movement
#2
Fateme Navvab Motlagh, Ahmad Reza Arshi
Sacrum motion is used extensively in studying the biomechanical characteristics of walking. This study aimed at investigating the potential of sacrum motion to provide an estimation of important gait events in conjunction with predicting the motion of lower extremity segments. Three-dimensional trajectories of 37 reflective markers placed on anatomical landmarks of 14 healthy subjects were recorded while walking at self-selected normal walking speed on treadmill. Elevation angles of lower extremity segments in sagittal plane were estimated using the lower extremity markers...
May 1, 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486874/performance-of-radiofrequency-ablation-used-for-metastatic-spinal-tumor-numerical-approach
#3
Lukas Capek, Petr Henys, Pavel Barsa, Vaclav Dvorak
Surgical treatment of spine metastases follows only local anatomical and biomechanical objectives. Few cases of actual solitary metastases are rather exceptional, while removal of these metastases and the primary tumor may help to eradicate the process. The aim of our subsequent numerical simulations was to find out the temperature distribution and the volume lesion in a spinal tumor. For this purpose, the parametric three-dimensional numerical model was developed. It was shown that by finite element modeling approach not only the temperature distribution but even the resulted cavity may be estimated...
May 1, 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486859/state-of-the-art-review-on-design-and-manufacture-of-hybrid-biomedical-materials-hip-and-knee-prostheses
#4
Marjan Bahraminasab, Farzam Farahmand
The trend in biomaterials development has now headed for tailoring the properties and making hybrid materials to achieve the optimal performance metrics in a product. Modern manufacturing processes along with advanced computational techniques enable systematical fabrication of new biomaterials by design strategy. Functionally graded materials as a recent group of hybrid materials have found numerous applications in biomedical area, particularly for making orthopedic prostheses. This article, therefore, seeks to address the following research questions: (RQ1) What is the desired structure of orthopedic hybrid materials? (RQ2) What is the contribution of the literature in the development of hybrid materials in the field of orthopedic research? (RQ3) Which type of manufacturing approaches is prevalently used to build these materials for knee and hip implants? (RQ4) Is there any inadequacy in the methods applied?...
May 1, 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478734/development-and-validation-of-a-subject-specific-finite-element-model-of-the-functional-spinal-unit-to-predict-vertebral-strength
#5
Chu-Hee Lee, Priyan R Landham, Richard Eastell, Michael A Adams, Patricia Dolan, Lang Yang
Finite element models of an isolated vertebral body cannot accurately predict compressive strength of the spinal column because, in life, compressive load is variably distributed across the vertebral body and neural arch. The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a patient-specific finite element model of a functional spinal unit, and then use the model to predict vertebral strength from medical images. A total of 16 cadaveric functional spinal units were scanned and then tested mechanically in bending and compression to generate a vertebral wedge fracture...
May 1, 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466759/knee-ankle-foot-orthosis-with-powered-knee-for-support-in-the-elderly
#6
Peter Paul Pott, Sebastian Immanuel Wolf, Julia Block, Stefan van Drongelen, Markus Grün, Daniel Ww Heitzmann, Jürgen Hielscher, Andreas Horn, Roman Müller, Oliver Rettig, Ulrich Konigorski, Roland Werthschützky, Helmut Friedrich Schlaak, Thorsten Meiß
A prototype of a powered knee orthotic device was developed to determine whether fractional external torque and power support to the knee relieves the biomechanical loads and reduces the muscular demand for a subject performing sit-to-stand movements. With this demonstrator, consisting of the subsystems actuation, kinematics, sensors, and control, all relevant sensor data can be acquired and full control is maintained over actuator parameters. A series-elastic actuator based on a direct current motor provides up to 30 Nm torque to the knee via a hinge joint with an additional sliding degree of freedom...
May 1, 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466757/applicability-of-an-entry-flow-model-of-the-brachial-artery-for-flow-models-of-the-hemodialysis-fistula
#7
Sulav Bastola, William D Paulson, Steven A Jones
The native arteriovenous fistula creates a shunt that provides the high blood flow that is needed for dialysis. Lumped parameter hemodynamic models of the arteriovenous fistula can be used to predict shear stresses and pressure losses and can be applied to help understand unsolved problems such as the high rate of arteriovenous fistula maturation failure. These models combine together flow components, such as arteries, stenosis, anastomoses, arterial compliance, and blood inertia, and each component must be modeled with an appropriate pressure-flow relationship...
May 1, 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452254/the-effect-of-tio2-coating-on-biological-niti-alloys-after-micro-arc-oxidation-treatment-for-corrosion-resistance
#8
Ebru Emine Sukuroglu, Suleyman Sukuroglu, Kubra Akar, Yasar Totik, Ihsan Efeoglu, Ersin Arslan
NiTi alloys exhibit good properties, such as shape memory behavior, high corrosion resistant, having the closest elasticity modulus of a human bone and superior biocompatibility properties. However, the surface problems that arise during the use of this alloy limit the usage in the industry and health sector. In recent years, micro-arc oxidation method is used to improve the surface properties and increase the usage of these alloys. In this study, the TiO2 coatings were deposited on the NiTi substrates. The surface topography, morphology, crystallographic structure, and thickness of the coatings were determined using scanning electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction...
April 1, 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431487/design-and-fuzzy-logic-control-of-an-active-wrist-orthosis
#9
Ergin Kilic, Erdi Dogan
People who perform excessive wrist movements throughout the day because of their professions have a higher risk of developing lateral and medial epicondylitis. If proper precautions are not taken against these diseases, serious consequences such as job loss and early retirement can occur. In this study, the design and control of an active wrist orthosis that is mobile, powerful and lightweight is presented as a means to avoid the occurrence and/or for the treatment of repetitive strain injuries in an effective manner...
April 1, 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429637/analysis-of-rotation-angles-and-motions-of-the-flexible-mechanisms-in-bifurcated-blood-vessels
#10
Bin He, Shoulin Xu, An Ding, Yanmin Zhou
This article investigates the relationship of rotation angle of two ends of elastic guidewires, and motion method of guidewires and catheters in bifurcated blood vessels. The relationship of rotation angles of the two ends of the guidewire has first been studied by mathematical reasoning, indicating that the rotation angle of the front end of guidewire can be precisely described by that of the rear end. In order to satisfy the requirements of different vascular interventional surgeries, we further investigated a general model of bifurcated human blood vessels...
April 1, 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410566/biomechanical-effect-of-interspinous-process-distraction-height-after-lumbar-fixation-surgery-an-in-vitro-model
#11
Lin Fu, Jianxiong Ma, Bin Lu, Haobo Jia, Jie Zhao, Mingjie Kuang, Rui Feng, Liyan Xu, Haohao Bai, Lei Sun, Ying Wang, Xinlong Ma
Pedicle screw fixation may induce abnormal activity at adjacent segment and accelerate the degeneration of lumbar vertebrae. Dynamic stabilizers could provide an intermediate solution between conservative treatment and fusion surgery. Lumbar vertebral segment cephalad to instrumented fixation was the most common localization of adjacent segment degeneration. The aim of this study is to explore the use of interspinous process devices in the lumbar vertebral segment cephalad to fixation segment in changing the mechanical distribution and limiting abnormal activity of the spine...
April 1, 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410565/intensity-of-singular-stress-fields-of-wedge-shaped-defect-in-human-tooth-due-to-occlusal-force-before-and-after-restoration-with-composite-resins
#12
Ker-Kong Chen, Nao-Aki Noda, Kiyoshi Tajima, Yoshikazu Sano, Yasushi Takase
Wedge-shaped defects are frequently observed on the cervical region of the human tooth. Previously, most studies explained that improper tooth-brushing causes such defects. However, recent clinical observation suggested that the repeated stress due to occlusal force may induce the formation of these wedge-shaped defects. In this study, therefore, two-dimensional human tooth models are considered with and without a wedge-shaped defect by applying the finite element method. To evaluate large stress concentrations accurately, a method of analysis is discussed in terms of the intensity of singular stress fields appearing at the tip of the sharp wedge-shaped defect...
April 1, 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403750/improvement-of-the-classification-quality-in-detection-of-hashimoto-s-disease-with-a-combined-classifier-approach
#13
Zbigniew Omiotek
The purpose of the study was to construct an efficient classifier that, along with a given reduced set of discriminant features, could be used as a part of the computer system in automatic identification and classification of ultrasound images of the thyroid gland, which is aimed to detect cases affected by Hashimoto's thyroiditis. A total of 10 supervised learning techniques and a majority vote for the combined classifier were used. Two models were proposed as a result of the classifier's construction. The first one is based on the K-nearest neighbours method (for K = 7)...
April 1, 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395636/ttk-chitra-tilting-disc-heart-valve-model-tc2-an-assessment-of-fatigue-life-and-durability
#14
N N Subhash, Adathala Rajeev, Sreedharan Sujesh, C V Muraleedharan
Average age group of heart valve replacement in India and most of the Third World countries is below 30 years. Hence, the valve for such patients need to be designed to have a service life of 50 years or more which corresponds to 2000 million cycles of operation. The purpose of this study was to assess the structural performance of the TTK Chitra tilting disc heart valve model TC2 and thereby address its durability. The TC2 model tilting disc heart valves were assessed to evaluate the risks connected with potential structural failure modes...
April 1, 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393608/comparative-study-of-material-loss-at-the-taper-interface-in-retrieved-metal-on-polyethylene-and-metal-on-metal-femoral-components-from-a-single-manufacturer
#15
Paul Bills, Radu Racasan, Saugatta Bhattacharya, Liam Blunt, Graham Isaac
There have been a number of reports on the occurrence of taper corrosion and/or fretting and some have speculated on a link to the occurrence of adverse local tissue reaction specifically in relation to total hip replacement which have a metal-on-metal bearing. As such a study was carried out to compare the magnitude of material loss at the taper in a series of retrieved femoral heads used in metal-on-polyethylene bearings with that in a series of retrieved heads used in metal-on-metal bearings. A total of 36 metal-on-polyethylene and 21 metal-on-metal femoral components were included in the study all of which were received from a customer complaint database...
April 1, 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393600/shell-design-and-reaming-technique-affect-deformation-in-mobile-bearing-total-hip-arthroplasty-acetabular-components
#16
Scott R Small, John B Meding, Jordan W Oja, Katherine S Lakstins, Danielle J Gehron, Renee D Rogge, Christine A Buckley
Press-fit acetabular components are susceptible to rim deformation. The inherent variability within acetabular reaming techniques may generate increased press-fit and, subsequently, additional component deformation. The purpose of this study was to analyze the insertion and deformation characteristics of acetabular components designed for dual-mobility systems based on component design, size, and reaming technique. Shell deformation was quantified in a validated worst-case scenario foam pinch model. Thin-walled, one-piece, and modular dual-mobility shells of varying size were implanted in under- and over-reamed cavities with insertion force measured and shell deformation assessed using digital image correlation...
April 1, 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427321/in-silico-assessment-of-biomedical-products-the-conundrum-of-rare-but-not-so-rare-events-in-two-case-studies
#17
Marco Viceconti, Claudio Cobelli, Tarek Haddad, Adam Himes, Boris Kovatchev, Mark Palmer
In silico clinical trials, defined as "The use of individualized computer simulation in the development or regulatory evaluation of a medicinal product, medical device, or medical intervention," have been proposed as a possible strategy to reduce the regulatory costs of innovation and the time to market for biomedical products. We review some of the the literature on this topic, focusing in particular on those applications where the current practice is recognized as inadequate, as for example, the detection of unexpected severe adverse events too rare to be detected in a clinical trial, but still likely enough to be of concern...
May 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427320/the-role-of-inelastic-deformations-in-the-mechanical-response-of-endovascular-shape-memory-alloy-devices
#18
Lorenza Petrini, Alessandro Bertini, Francesca Berti, Giancarlo Pennati, Francesco Migliavacca
Nickel-titanium alloys are commonly adopted for producing cardiovascular minimally invasive devices such as self-expandable stents, aortic valves and stent-grafts. These devices are subjected to cyclic loads (due to blood pulsatility, leg or heart movements), that can induce fatigue fracture, and may also be subjected to very large deformations (due to crimping procedure, a tortuous physiological path or overloads), that can induce material yield. Recently, the authors developed a new constitutive model that considers inelastic strains due to not-completed reverse phase transformation (not all the stress-induced martensite turns back to austenite) or/and plasticity and their accumulation during cyclic loads...
May 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427319/mechanobiological-modelling-of-tendons-review-and-future-opportunities
#19
Mark S Thompson, M Nazri Bajuri, Hanifeh Khayyeri, Hanna Isaksson
Tendons are adapted to carry large, repeated loads and are clinically important for the maintenance of musculoskeletal health in an increasing, actively ageing population, as well as in elite athletes. Tendons are known to adapt to mechanical loading. Also, their healing and disease processes are highly sensitive to mechanical load. Computational modelling approaches developed to capture this mechanobiological adaptation in tendons and other tissues have successfully addressed many important scientific and clinical issues...
May 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427318/load-application-for-the-contact-mechanics-analysis-and-wear-prediction-of-total-knee-replacement
#20
Jing Zhang, Zhenxian Chen, Ling Wang, Dichen Li, Zhongmin Jin
Tibiofemoral contact forces in total knee replacement have been measured at the medial and lateral sites respectively using an instrumented prosthesis, and predicted from musculoskeletal multibody dynamics models with a reasonable accuracy. However, it is uncommon that the medial and lateral forces are applied separately to replace a total axial load according to the ISO standard in the majority of current finite element analyses. In this study, we quantified the different effects of applying the medial and lateral loads separately versus the traditional total axial load application on contact mechanics and wear prediction of a patient-specific knee prosthesis...
May 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
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