Canada NSERC Chair Design Engineering for Interdisciplinary Innovation of Medical Technologies
Rodrigo Navarro, MD, MSc
Working on the validation of surgical simulators and consulting on orthopedic procedures based on expertise in neurosurgery and spine surgery.
Working on exploring spine biomechanical conditions and the influence of soft tissues mechanical factors on back pain vs healthy patients by ways of finite elements modelling and experimental testing.
Working on stress shielding in spinal muscles following physiological trauma.
Working on automating the control system of the robotic spine. Evaluating the correlation of spinal stability and intrabdominal pressure.
Working on the kinematics of a haptics device for its integration into a Virtual Reality training system.
Siril Teja Dukkipati
Working on developing the control system of robotic spinal cord. Studying the behavior of spine under different loading conditions.
Working on control algorithms with applications in spinal biomechanics.
Alvaro Torres Rodríguez
Working on the development of a medical device to measure tissue deformation and intra-abdominal pressure (IAP).
Working on developing a spinal biomechanical model to evaluate the compensation patterns of the vertebral column in response to changes in the tissue properties of spinal muscles.
Working on the development of a non-invasive medical device to measure intra-abdominal pressure under non-static conditions.
Working on the development of a brace that adapts to the geometry of a patient with a spinal disability when in motion.
Working on the design of a torque feedback handle for a surgical simulator.