Engineering » Biomedical Engineering

Injury and Skeletal Biomechanics

Edited by Tarun Goswami , ISBN 978-953-51-0690-6, 216 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published August 01, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/2766

This book covers many aspects of Injury and Skeletal Biomechanics. As the title represents, the aspects of force, motion, kinetics, kinematics, deformation, stress and strain are examined in a range of topics such as human muscles and skeleton, gait, injury and risk assessment under given situations. Topics range from image processing to articular cartilage biomechanical behavior, gait behavior under different scenarios, and training, to musculoskeletal and injury biomechanics modeling and risk assessment to motion preservation. This book, together with "Human Musculoskeletal Biomechanics", is available for free download to students and instructors who may find it suitable to develop new graduate level courses and undergraduate teaching in biomechanics.

Dr. Tarun Goswami

Wright State University, United States of America

Dr. Tarun Goswami graduated with a Doctor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Helsinki University of Technology. He worked in the aircraft industry before transitioning to academia.  He currently holds a joint appointment of Associate Professor in Biomedical, Industrial and Human Factors Engineering and Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, at Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio. He directs Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory, Spinal Research Group and Device Development Center. Students from undergraduate, graduate, medical and residency programs work with him on a range of biomechanical topics. His research is supported by Air Force and Army and other orthopaedic related companies. He has published more than 75 papers in archival journals and numerous abstracts and presentations in conferences. For some of his works on total ankle replacement, total toe replacement, spinal disc replacement, fracture fixation devices, pacemaker lead designs and other topics patents are pending. He teaches such courses as Introduction to Biomedical Engineering, Biomechanics and Bioenergetics, Biomaterials, and Experimental Orthopaedic Engineering.

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Edited Books

  • Human Musculoskeletal Biomechanics

    This book covers many aspects of human musculoskeletal biomechanics. As the title represents, aspects of forces, motion, kinetics, kinematics, deformation, stress, and strain are examined for a range of topics such as human muscles, skeleton, and vascular biomechanics independently or in the presence of devices. Topics range from image processing to interpret range of motion and/or diseases, to subject specific temporomandibular joint, spinal units, braces to control scoliosis, hand functions, spine anthropometric analyses along with finite element analyses. Therefore, this book will be valuable to students at introductory level to researchers at MS and PhD level searching for science of specific muscle/vascular to skeletal biomechanics. This book will be an ideal text to keep for graduate students in biomedical engineering since it is available for free, students may want to make use of this opportunity. Those that are interested to participate in the future edition of this book, on the same topic, as a contributor please feel free to contact the author.

  • Injury and Skeletal Biomechanics

    This book covers many aspects of Injury and Skeletal Biomechanics. As the title represents, the aspects of force, motion, kinetics, kinematics, deformation, stress and strain are examined in a range of topics such as human muscles and skeleton, gait, injury and risk assessment under given situations. Topics range from image processing to articular cartilage biomechanical behavior, gait behavior under different scenarios, and training, to musculoskeletal and injury biomechanics modeling and risk assessment to motion preservation. This book, together with "Human Musculoskeletal Biomechanics", is available for free download to students and instructors who may find it suitable to develop new graduate level courses and undergraduate teaching in biomechanics.

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