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Biomedical Conference Papers

Below you will find links to the biomedical conference papers that our students have written / presented at the Annual Meeting of Biomedical Engineering Society, 2018 and the Annual Meeting of American Society of Biomechanics, 2017.

Intact Leg Loading

In order to discover new designs that would - at the very least - mitigate osteoarthritis issues in the intact knee of transfemoral amputation patients, LeTourneau University Biomedical students are collecting data on the loads and stresses that are placed upon the intact limb. In this way they may find a way to lessen or eliminate those stresses. Below is a link to the abstract for this work.

Presented at: Annual Meeting of Biomedical Engineering Society, 2018


Transfemoral Prosthetic Gait Simulator

The work that is mentioned above (Intact Leg Loading) could not have started unless the Biomedical team first designed a testing apparatus. During initial prototype evaluations, collecting experimental data from actual patients might be challenging due to limited mobility to access a laboratory and possible secondary conditions prevalent among patients with mobility impairment [1]. Therefore, experiments would be conducted more safely and efficiently if individuals without mobility impairment could perform given simulated motor tasks affected by the impairment. The paper below, is the abstract of this work.

 Presented at: Annual Meeting of American Society of Biomechanics, 2017