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:

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.


Musculoskeletal modeling workshop March 2019

We will once again organize a Musculoskeletal Modeling Workshop using the AnyBody Modeling System.

The course will include a review and discussion of important theoretic background, but emphasis will be on practical skills to perform musculoskeletal simulations with the AnyBody Modeling System. The course will span several areas of musculoskeletal simulation from medical device development to ergonomics, sport performance, general biomechanics and academic/clinical research.

Details can be found on the laboratory webpage.

World Congress Biomechanics

Our team has been part of the WCB in Dublin this summer.  We presented various pieces of our work like how fatigue is influencing muscle recruitement, how mental stress is increasing muscle and spinal disc forces and some new data on muscle crosstalk.

Thanks to the organizers. It has been great fun.

Position open

One position is  open for a new project within the Regensburg Center of Health Science and Technology.

Project: Blended Physiotherapie

Novel treatment options for musculoskeletal disorders should be developed together with a physical therapist. From this, applications should be developed to support physical therapy.

More details on the position can be found here.

The position focuses on musculoskeletal modeling and app development.

Duration: 2 years

Salary: 75% E13 TVL

Please contact Prof. Dendorfer for further info.