• Articular Asphericity of the Arthritic Hip 

      Rasquinha, Brian (2011-09-28)
      The predominant model of the human hip is a mechanical ball-and-socket joint. This description has two key implications: that the motion of the hip is purely rotational, and that the rigid articulating geometry of the hip ...
    • Developing and Evaluating Computer-Assisted Surgical Techniques for Percutaneous Scaphoid Fixation using Additive Manufacturing Technology 

      Smith, Erin Janine (2013-01-14)
      This dissertation presents a thesis on the use of additive manufacturing in the development and evaluation of a computer-assisted system for wrist-fracture repair. The work developed tools for performing navigated wrist ...
    • Development and Validation of a Single-Camera Video Extensometer 

      Giles, Daniel (2015-09-09)
      Mechanical testing is used to estimate the properties of materials and constructs. A video extensometer is a common measurement device in mechanical testing which uses a video camera to track fiducial markers on a specimen. ...
    • MRI Registration for Human Hip Kinematics 

      Eveleigh, Ryan (2016-07-05)
      Measurement of joint kinematics can provide knowledge to help improve joint prosthesis design, as well as identify joint motion patterns that may lead to joint degeneration or injury. More investigation into how the hip ...
    • Nonlinear Analysis of Directional Motion 

      Rasquinha, Brian J. (2016-04-28)
      Directional data can be represented as unit vectors. This representation defines a nonlinear geometry, in which directions can be considered as points on the unit sphere. A consistent analysis of directional data would ...
    • Tracking Translations in the Hip and Shoulder Joints 

      Zakani, Sima (2016-01-25)
      The hip joint is often described as a ball and socket joint, which has two key implications: congruent interacting bony joint surfaces and purely rotational relative motion. This model can be challenged in two ways: that ...