Novel methodologies for three-dimensional modelling of subject specific biomechanics : application to lumbopelvic mechanics in sitting and standing
Cargill, Sara C. (2008) Novel methodologies for three-dimensional modelling of subject specific biomechanics : application to lumbopelvic mechanics in sitting and standing. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.
This project presented a biomechanical model of the lumbosacral spine and pelvis, including novel methodologies associated with the measurement of human mechanics. This research has, for the first time, produced accurate three-dimensional geometric models of the human skeleton from living subjects using magnetic resonance imaging technology, enabling the prediction of physiological muscle action within individuals. The model was used to examine changes in the mechanics of the lumbopelvic musculoskeletal system between the standing and seated postures due to the increasing prevalence of the seated posture in the work and home environment. The outcomes of this research included a novel bone wrapping algorithm used to describe the effect of muscle-bone interactions. a novel method for creating three-dimensional in vivo spinal reconstructions using MRI, three dimensional in vivo helical axis measurements and subject specific normalised moment data.
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|Item Type:||QUT Thesis (PhD)|
|Supervisor:||Pearcy, Mark J.|
|Keywords:||biomechanical modelling, spine, pelvis, joint rotation, positional MRI seated posture, wrapping, muscle line of action, lumbar|
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering|
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
|Institution:||Queensland University of Technology|
|Deposited On:||25 Feb 2009 15:21|
|Last Modified:||09 Feb 2011 23:52|
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