Translating biomechanics research into clinical practice

Pearcy, Mark J. (2014) Translating biomechanics research into clinical practice. In 7th World Congress of Biomechanics, 6-11 July 2014, John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, Boston, MA. (Unpublished)


There is a large amount of research conducted each year examining every aspect of the mechanics of the human body and its interaction with medical devices and the environment; from the cellular level through to the whole body. While, as researchers, we obtain great pleasure from conducting studies and creating new knowledge we need to keep in mind that while this is a good thing it is even better if this new knowledge can lead to improvement in the quality of life for individuals suffering from biomechanical disorders. Such that while commercialisation is a good aim, not all research leads to marketable outcomes. However, it can lead to improvements in surgical techniques and clinical practice. It is important for us to identify and promote how the outcomes of research lead to improvements in quality of care, as this is perhaps the most important outcome for individual patients.

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ID Code: 84296
Item Type: Conference Item (Keynote)
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Keywords: translational research, biomechanics research, clinical practice, bench to bedside, patient outcomes
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING (090300) > Biomedical Engineering not elsewhere classified (090399)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > CLINICAL SCIENCES (110300) > Orthopaedics (110314)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 The Author
Deposited On: 19 May 2015 22:14
Last Modified: 23 May 2015 05:15

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