Auckland Bioengineering Institute


Musculoskeletal Modelling

Computer model sequence of the human body - hips down, transitioning from bone to muscle
Computer model sequence of the human body - hips down, transitioning from bone to muscle

What is the musculoskeletal system?

The musculoskeletal system is an organ system comprising muscles, bones, cartilage, ligaments, tendons and other connective tissues.

In the form and function of the musculoskeletal system there is a graceful physical order that manifests itself on the organ, tissue, cellular, and molecular levels and is regulated by an interaction of mechanical forces and biological processes.


Working towards a better understanding of musculoskeletal form and function

Our ageing and overweight population is leading to an epidemic of musculoskeletal and movement disorders, such as osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and stroke.

The Musculoskeletal Modelling Group develops computational models informed by novel sensing and medical imaging to explain and predict the form and function of the musculoskeletal system with the goal of improving the assessment and treatment of movement disorders.
 


More details about research of the ABI Musculoskeletal Modelling Group can be found on our other pages:

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Current funding

The Musculoskeletal Modelling Group gratefully acknowledges the support of its current funding partners:

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