Finite element simulation of the spine with haptic interface

Ian Gibson*, Gao Zhan

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Abstract

This study describes construction of a finite element model of the human spine that may be used to assist investigation of clinical problems by predicting its biomechanical behaviour. We describe a combination of online real-time FE simulation supported by an offline non-linear FEA solver. Haptic feedback is provided in the real-time simulation to enhance the human-computer interaction within the system. Approximate results of spinal deformation can be obtained from the haptic online FE simulator. The offline FEA solver provides more detailed deformation and strain/stress information using the primary simulation results from the online simulator.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationi-CREATe 2008
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Convention on Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology : 13-15 May 2008, the Imperial Queen’s Park Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
Place of PublicationMidview City, Singapore
PublisherSingapore Therapeutic, Assistive & Rehabilitative Technologies (START) Centre
Pages20-25
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9789810803681
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Convention on Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology, i-CREATe 2008 - Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 13 May 200815 May 2008

Conference

Conference2nd International Convention on Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology, i-CREATe 2008
CountryThailand
CityBangkok
Period13/05/0815/05/08

Keywords

  • Finite element analysis
  • Haptic interface
  • Spine

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