Iain A. Anderson

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The Bonedoc DHS simulator is a virtual reality simulator of screw and plate fixation of hip fractures which runs on a standard PC. We hypothesised that the simulator would be able to discriminate between subjects with different levels of operative experience. Three groups (medical students (MSs), basic trainees (BTs), and advanced trainees (ATs)) performed(More)
The object of this study was to develop a method to assess the accuracy of an image-free total knee replacement navigation system in legs with normal or abnormal mechanical axes. A phantom leg was constructed with simulated hip and knee joints and provided a means to locate the centre of the ankle joint. Additional joints located at the midshaft of the(More)
The finite element (FE) method when coupled with computed tomography (CT) is a powerful tool in orthopaedic biomechanics. However, substantial data is required for patient-specific modelling. Here we present a new method for generating a FE model with a minimum amount of patient data. Our method uses high order cubic Hermite basis functions for mesh(More)
To produce a patient-specific finite element (FE) model of a bone such as the pelvis, a complete computer tomographic (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) geometric data set is desirable. However, most patient data are limited to a specific region of interest such as the acetabulum. We have overcome this problem by providing a hybrid method that is(More)
A geometrical analysis tool for investigating muscle length change in cerebral palsy (CP) patients is presented. A subset of anatomically based geometries from the International Union of Physiological Sciences (IUPS) Physiome Project is used, which is derived from the visible human (VH) data set with muscle attachment information, and customised using(More)
Dielectric elastomer transducers consist of thin electrically insulating elastomeric membranes coated on both sides with compliant electrodes. They are a promising electromechanically active polymer technology that may be used for actuators, strain sensors, and electrical generators that harvest mechanical energy. The rapid development of this field calls(More)
Dielectric elastomer artificial muscles have great potential for the creation of novel pumps, motors, and circuitry. Control of these devices requires an oscillator, either as a driver or clock circuit, which is typically provided as part of bulky, rigid, and costly external electronics. Oscillator circuits based on piezo-resistive dielectric elastomer(More)
Starfish and octopuses control their infinite degreeof-freedom arms with panache—capabilities typical of nature where the distribution of reflex-like intelligence throughout soft muscular networks greatly outperforms anything hard, heavy, and man-made. Dielectric elastomer actuators show great promise for soft artificial muscle networks. One way to make(More)
We developed a method to assess the accuracy of an image-free resurfacing hip arthroplasty navigation system in a proximal femur with normal and abnormal anatomy. A phantom lower limb allowed deformation in varus/valgus and ante-retroversion. At specific points during the simulated surgical procedure, information was compared between a digital caliper and(More)