The Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Laboratory has in-house facilities for experimental and computational studies of cells, tissues, organs and whole body biomechanics.
- Experimental and computational analysis of the mechanical behavior of hard and soft biological tissues and biomaterials.
- Development of cell mechanics and tissue engineering model systems for the studies of acute and chronic injuries and for understanding disease processes and efficacy of prevention or treatment strategies.
- Automatic tracking of cell proliferation, differentiation and migration in two and three-dimensional cell cultures.
- Role of the distributions of internal mechanical deformations, strains and stresses within cells and tissues in the aetiology of injuries and development of diseases and disorders.
- Analyses of the static and dynamic large deformation, viscoelastic behaviors of tissues and organ structures.
- Development of methodologies for computer-aided planning, simulation and enhancement of medical treatments, including implants and surgical procedures.
- Design, evaluation and testing of medical devices for preventing, diagnosing and treating chronic wounds (e.g. support surfaces such as cushions and mattresses, interface pressure monitoring systems etc.).
Interested in one of the above services? Please contact us with your specific needs or any questions.
From the laboratory of Amit Gefen, PhD, Tel Aviv University.