MODELING OF HUMAN SPINAL COLUMN AND SIMULATION OF SPINAL DEFORMITIES

  • Corina Mihaela Gruescu University Politehnica Timisoara
  • Alice Garaiman University Politehnica Timisoara
  • Erwin Christian Lovasz University Politehnica Timisoara
Keywords: 3D scanning, spinal deformities, modeling

Abstract

The paper presents the implementation of a totally non-invasive method of investigation for the spinal column, which is frequently affected by deformities. The equipment InSpeck (an all-purpose imaging system) is used as totally non-invasive investigation equipment. Specific software is developed to write information in an interactive database and to compute 16 numerical parameters, describing the column’s shape, respectively the human posture. Data exported from the database allows modeling of personalized spinal columns, by means of modifying a standard model generated in 3Dmax. The entire procedure is meant to help major healthcare programs, which involve screening and monitoring large samples of population.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.mech.21.3.8505

Author Biographies

Corina Mihaela Gruescu, University Politehnica Timisoara
Mechatronics Department
Alice Garaiman, University Politehnica Timisoara
Mechatronics Department
Erwin Christian Lovasz, University Politehnica Timisoara
Mechatronics Department
Published
2015-06-22
Section
DESIGN AND OPTIMIZATION OF MECHANICAL SYSTEMS