RESEARCH

 Micro-nano mechanics of bone

PROJECTS:
・Microscopic deformation of mineral and collagen phases in bone by XRD analysis (MC2: Kaneyoshi)
・Elastic modulus of single trabecula in cortical-cancellous bone structure (MC2: Nagao)
・Mechanical response of organic and mineral Raman shifts in cortical bone and ageing effects (MC1: Komura)
・Impact strength measurement of cortical bone using pendulum-typed fracture tester (MC1: Naitoh)

RELATED ARTICLES:
“Novel bone diagnosis based on mechanical engineering”
  Associate Professor Todoh, M., PR Magazine “EngineeRing” No. 392 (in Japanese)
“Mechanical properties and hierarchical structure of bone – Research contributing to the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis”
  Assistant Professor Yamada, S., Wow! Cool Laboratory [Researcher Introduction], Engineering Liaison Office

 Functional evaluation of joint

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PROJECTS:
・Mechanical response of porcine knee joint cartilage by Raman spectroscopy (MC2: Kitayama)
・Friction property of rabbit knee joint by pendulum motion analysis (MC1: Sakai)

 Human motion analysis

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PROJECTS:
・Individual muscle activities within upper arm during D-W muscle testing (MC2: Kitai)