We are pleased to announce that this week’s « Open Your Mind » seminar will be given by Wafa Skalli, Arts et Metiers Engineer, Founder and scientific director of the Institut de Biomécanique Humaine Georges Charpak, Arts et Métiers ParisTech, coinventor of the EOS low dose biplanar X-Rays system and member of the National Academy of Surgery. The seminar is scheduled on Friday, December 14 2018 and will take place will take place at Arts et Métiers ParisTech (151 boulevard de l’Hôpital, 75013 Paris) in lecture theatre Bezier between 1:30 pm and 3 pm. The seminar topic will be “In vivo barycentremetry for subject specific musculo-skeletal modelling”.
Musculoskeletal disorders represent the second cause of disability, and a huge human and socioeconomic burden. While mechanical modeling is daily used in a wide range of field, biomechanical models for implant design and for clinical routine still raise various challenges: How to get subject specific geometry, material properties and loads, from cost efficient clinically available data? Recent advances opens new insight in the mechanical behaviour of the musculoskeletal system. Among them, barycentremetry will be presented, together with examples of its potential clinical relevance, particularly regarding spine biomechanics and bone fragility.