Institution of Mechanical Engineers IMechE

Smith & Nephew Lecture - Individualised multiscale modelling to predict risk of bone fracture in osteoporotic patients

28 February 2013

This lecture given by Professor Marco Viceconti from the University of Sheffield will present the main results of a four year research project (VPHOP) devoted to the development and assessment of a new technology that uses computer models of the musculoskeletal biomechanics, individualised over imaging and sensing data, to predict the risk of bone fracture in fragile elders affected by a metabolic disease called osteoporosis.


Refreshments at 18:00 Lecture commences at 18:30


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Engineering Strategies to Prevent Soft Tissue Damage

29 February 2012

Soft tissue damage, in the form of pressure ulcers, represents an important indicator of Quality of Care for individuals in both hospital and community settings. Accordingly pressure ulcers, which affect immobile subjects with a wide range of confounding factors, have received increased attention within health services worldwide. Future strategies for prevention of this debilitating condition are encouraging due, in part, to the continued involvement of engineers. This presentation will evaluate what has been learned from these engineering approaches to inform clinical practice

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22nd Annual Student Medical Engineering Student Project Competition

23 June 2010

The Engineering in Medicine and Health Division of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers is delighted to launch the 22nd Annual Medical Engineering Student Project Competition taking place on 23 June 2010.

This competition is the foremost medical engineering student project competition in the UK and provides an opportunity for students across a wide variety of disciplines to present their work.

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Guest Lecture - 'Community Engineering' Is What We Really Need

10 November 2009

Professor Heinz Wolff, Emeritus Professor, Brunel Institute for Bioengineering presents a guest lecture on Community Engineering as part of "Engineering for the Ageing Population: Challenges & Opportunities"

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