Dr. Simon Gross

Last thursday Simon Gross successfully defended his doctoral thesis on the influence of fatigue on musculoskeletal loading. In his work he investigated fatigue of single muscles as well as muscle groups and implemented an novel fatigue algorithm which can be used for musculoskeletal analyses. 

Thanks for all the hard work and congratulations!

Presentations at ESB meeting 2019

We had a number of contributions to the 2019 European Society of Biomechanics Meeting in Vienna:

Simon Auer presented his preliminary study on the influence of mental stress on muscle forces in football players and could show that stress in fact increases forces and might therefore play an important role in the develpment of injuries. 

Maximilian Aurbach showed his study on how different modelling parameters influence shoulder joint reaction forces. He proposed that the use of Hill-type muscle models might play the most important role in proper force prediction of inverse dynamic models.

Franz Süß work was present by Sebastian Dendorfer. Again a stress topic, this study could show how cognitive stress increases spinal forces even under very controlled motion.

Simone Kubowitsch studied the influence of cognitive stress on biomechanical symmetry in spinal muscles and could show significant differences in muscle recruitement under stress.

Maximilian Melzners development and validation of a novel musculoskelettal hand model was presented by our partners on University Ulm. The new model has quite some potential to adress biomechanical questions on the hand. 

All studies were recieved quite well and it will be exciting to see these projects go on!

Contact us for details.

Thanks to the organizers for the great conference. 

Paper accepted in Scientfic Reports

In cooperation with our partners at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Regensburg University Medical Centre we got a paper accepted in Scientific Reports. The main author is Florian Völlner, he reports about in vívo measurement for ligament stiffness which is an important parameter in knee endoprosthesis surgeries.

The full reference:

Völlner, Florian; Weber, Tim; Weber, Markus; Renkawitz, Tobias; Dendorfer, Sebastian; Grifka, Joachim; Craiovan, Benjamin (2019): A simple method for determining ligament stiffness during total knee arthroplasty in vivo. In: Scientific Reports 9 (1), S. 5261. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-41732-x.

Musculoskeletal Modeling Workshop 2019

Thanks to all participants in the 2019 musculoskeletal modeling workshop. It was a pleasure having you in our university. With participants from 8 countries it was once again a great opportunity to see old and make new friends.

The workshop covered basic intro to modeling, hand-on and details on recent shoulder modeling activities.

Picture: Dr. Alexander Leis, RCBE, OTH Regensburg

Nacht Schafft Wissen 2019

Am 12.04. findet wieder Nacht Schafft Wissen statt. Das Labor für Biomechanik ist von 18:00-23:00 für Besucher offen. Wir freuen uns auf tolle Diskussionen. Der Vortrag “Es muss auch mal wehtun – die Biomechanik des Älterwerdens” findet um 21:00 im Raum D002 statt. Für die Kinder haben wir wieder Roboter vorbereitet, die durch Muskelkraft gesteuert werden können (18:00 – 20:00, Dauer etwa 10-20 Minuten). Unser Labor ist umgezogen: Der neue Raum ist C101!

Das vollständige Programm ist hier zu finden:
https://www.nacht-schafft-wissen.de/veranstaltungsorte/ostbayerische-technische-hochschule/

Doctoral examination Michael Putzer

Congratulations to our long time team member Michael Putzer who had his successful doctoral examination last Thursday. The titel of his thesis: Development of subject-specific musculoskeletal models for studies of lumbar loading.

In his work he developed models in the AnyBody Modeling System and could show how anatomical and mechanical parameters influence biomechanical results. Furthermore, he studied the influence of intervertebral disc herniation on lumbar loading.

The thesis was handed in to the Universität der Bundeswehr München. His examers where Prof. Ingo Ehrlich and Prof. Norbert Gebbeken.