Development of a human spine simulation system

Ian Gibson, Bhat Nikhil Jagdish, Gao Zhan, Khatereh Hajizedah, Hyunh Kim Tho, Huang Mengjie, Chevanthie Dissanayake

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Introduction to Spine Modelling 1.1.1 Introduction The human spine is one of the important and indispensable structures in the human body. It undertakes many functions, most importantly, providing strength and support for the remainder of the human body, with particular attention to the heavy bones of the skull, as well as in permitting the body to move in ways such as bending, stretching, rotating, and leaning. Other functions include the protection of nerves, providing a base for the ribs, and offering a means of connecting the upper and lower body via the sacrum and pelvis. However, the human spine is also a very vulnerable part of our skeleton that is susceptible to many diseases and injuries, such as whiplash injury, low back pain, and scoliosis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Therapeutic Engineering
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Number of pages44
ISBN (Electronic)9781439871744
ISBN (Print)9781439871737
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes


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