Biomechanical measuring systems: Versatile tools for many disciplines -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

Biomechanical measuring systems: Versatile tools for many disciplines

05/02/2018

Image: Woman is standing on a 3D scanner that measures her feet; Copyright: panthermedia.net/roman023

3D scanners and plates that measure pressure distribution are used to diagnose misalignments and development disorders of the feet.

Biomechanical measuring techniques keep track of movements

Image: Physician is measuring the back of a child with a half-round template; Copyright: panthermedia.net/microgen

Measuring the human trunk with a Scoliometer still is manual labor. Modern optical systems replace the template today.

Beyond orthopedics: The future of biomechanics

Image: Two screens show x-ray images of the human torso; Copyright: panthermedia.net/erlucho

Will the future of biomechanics will look like in this artist's rendering? Will we be able to infer what the skeleton looks like from images that body scanners produce without touching the patient?

Image: Man with glasses and beard - Timo Roth; Copyright: B. Frommann