Radboud Research Rounds Plus: John Rasmussen

Computer simulations of human motion in health, trauma and degenerative diseases

6 October 2016 16:00 hrs. - 17:30 hrs.
Tuinzaal, route 706
Computer simulations of human motion in health, trauma and degenerative diseases

John Rasmussen, Aalborg, Denmark


Theme: Reconstructive and regenerative medicine

06-10-2016 16:00:0006-10-2016 17:30:00Europe/AmsterdamComputer simulations of human motion in health, trauma and degenerative diseases Tuinzaal, route 706Rimlsrimls@radboudumc.nl

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John Rasmussen is a mechanical engineering professor at the Aalborg University in Denmark. He has developed software to simulate the muscle-bone interaction of the human musculoskeletal system. Numerous researchers in the world are using the software which is marketed by a company AnyBody Technology. With the simulation software many aspects of the musculoskeletal system can be analyzed. Prof. Rasmussen published more than 300 scientific peer reviewed papers and has performed pioneering work on the utilization of musculo-skeletal models such as:

  • The mandible and its application to mandibular distraction osteogenesis.
  • Simulations of gait and other activities to analyse total hip prostheses
  • Analysis of the muscle and joint forces in the shoulder and knee joint and compare the forces to in-vivo forces
  • Using computer models to investigate a fractured clavicle with a reconstruction plate
  • Computational investigation of two interventions for neck and upper extremity pain in office workers 

In his lecture Prof. Rasmussen will explain how these models can be used to better understand the biomechanical aspects of healthy individuals and patients suffering from traumatic or degenerative diseases. He will furthermore highlight the future developments to use these models in a truly predictive manner so that they can be utilized as a functional preplanning tool for reconstructive surgery. Before the presentation of Prof. Rasmussen there will be three presentations focusing on reconstructive surgery.


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