The MSk MEC will form the centrepiece of the Michael Uren Biomedical Engineering Research Hub (“BmE Hub”) which is being constructed at Imperial West, Imperial’s new translational research campus under construction in White City.
The BmE Hub is a major new building comprising state-of-the-art laboratories for translational research at the interface of engineering and biomedical sciences, in addition to a clinical factility within the building.
This visionary development will provide co-location space for engineers, scientists and clinical researchers in the musculoskeletal field from across College to come together to forge new interdisciplinary collaborations.
Faciltiies will include an imaging suite and a clean room.
Other facilities available to researchers of the MSk MEC include
- Treadmill Analysis Laboratory
- Biodynamics Laboratory
- Nick Davey Neurophysiology Laboratory
- Surgical Skills Laboratory
- 3D Printer
- Single-axis screwdriven Instron Materials Testing Machine
- Dual-axis servohydraulic Instron Materials Testing Machine
- 6 degree of freedom robot arm for joint motion simulation
- Polaris optical tracking camera and trackers for measuring rigid body kinematics
- Knee kinematics rig
- Patella-femoral joint (PFJ) stability testing rig
- Adapted Oxford Knee Rig
- ACL graft strength testing rig
- TKR and UKR stability testing rigs
- Tekscan pressure sensitive film hardware and I-scan software
- Shoulder replacement testing rig
- Temperature controlled water bath
- Diamond blade band saw
- Histology Laboratory
- Confocal Microscopy
- PALM microsystem
- Ultrasonix Scanner
- Motion Analysis Laboratory
- GeSIM Nano-Plotter
- Photon Microscope
Software and database resources
Biodynamics Lab Database
This database is collected by the Biodynamics lab of Imperial College London. It consists of 180 subjects. Ground reactions forces (GRFs) are captured for all 3 axes: medio-lateral (GRF X), anterior-posterior (GRF Y), and vertical (GRF Z). 101 samples are captures per axis.
Annotation: Subject Assessments.xlsx
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Citation request: The Complexity of Human Walking: A Knee Osteoarthritis Study, by Margarita Kotti, Lynsey Duffell, Aldo Faisal, and Alison McGregor that is published in PLOS ONE.