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The 'Orthopaedic Biomechanics and Motion Analysis Laboratory' was established in the year 2022. The lab houses state-of-the-art facilities required to conduct research in the thrust areas of orthopaedic implants and biomechanics. The following are the facilities available in the laboratory:
a. Ergonomic Measurement Instrument for Workload, Fatigue and Postural Analysis
The system contains 8 wireless surface electromyography senors. The sensors are also equipped with inertial measurement units.
b. Digital Dynamometer for Manual Muscle Testing
The device is a handheld digital dynamometer useful to obtain the loads applied by individuals in different movements. It has a load measurement range of 1000 N. This also is capable of measuring active ranges of motion and passive ranges of motion for the joints.
c. Motion Tracking System
The motion tracking system is used for human kinetic analysis. Each sensor houses a 3D accelerometer, and gyroscope for 3D angular measurement, and also has a magnetometer.
d. Vacuum Sintering Furnace
The vacuum sintering furnace is used to sinter materials in an inert environment. The furnace has a maximum working temperature of 1500 °C -1600 °C and a maximum temperature of 1700 °C.
e. Planetary Ball Mill
The planetary ballmill is a high energy ballmill used to particle size reduction and homogenization. It has a maximum plate speed of 600 rpm.
f. Human Mobility Platform for GAIT Analysis
The Human Mobility Platform is procured to perform GAIT analysis and study the locomotion activities of an individual. It has a speed range between 1 kmph to 16 kmph with a maximum weight limit of 100 kg.
Dr. Sreejith Mohan
Department of Mechanical Engineering