Supervisor: Prof. Anthony Bull
Project: Osseointegrated (OI) prosthetics
Description: Investigating the complex mechanical constraints of OI prosthetics, to understand how they relate to mechanical failure and thus the longevity of these devices. The primary aims of the project are:
- To quantify loading on the OI implant and the femoral bone through clinical gait analysis and MSK modelling.
- To develop and validate an adaptive FE model that will generate failure analysis by defining the mechanical tolerance of the bone-implant system.
- To design, build and test improved designs of a key component that look to mitigate the failure modes/issues identified.