Simulation of the spine - Extrapolation of function from the 3D form of structures derived from the visible human CT data base

William L. Buford, Clark E. Andersen, Kim J. Garges, Anthony J. Muffoletto, James W. Simmons

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Abstract

This report describes the definition of an interactive 3D simulation of the spine using the system previously developed to simulate the upper and lower extremities. Up to three effective axes of motion are defined for each spinal segment based upon the generally accepted descriptions in the literature. The effects of these functional anatomy definitions upon ligament function and structural stiffness are hypothesized using simulated motion and segment positions. Structures, developed from the NLM Visible Male CT database are sufficient for analyses at a certain level of detail, but hypotheses relating facet joint form and function will require greater detail.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2507-2508
Number of pages2
JournalAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Volume3
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002
EventProceedings of the 2002 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 24th Annual Conference and the 2002 Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES / EMBS) - Houston, TX, United States
Duration: Oct 23 2002Oct 26 2002

Keywords

  • 3D musculoskeletal modeling
  • Functional anatomy
  • Simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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