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This group has published many articles in the field of musculoskeletal biomechanics

  1. Dukkipati, S.,* Driscoll, M. (2022) Development and biomechanical evaluation of a 3D printed analogue lumbar spine motion segment, Journal of Biomechanics (under review)
  2. Stott, B*., Afshari, P., Bischoff, J, Clin, J., Francois-Saint-Cyr, A., Goodin, M., Herrmann, S., Liu, X., Driscoll, M. (2022) A critical comparison of comparators used to demonstrate credibility of physics-based numerical spine models, Annals in Biomedical Engineering (under review)
  3. Zhang, D*., Aoude, A., Driscoll, M. (2022) Development and Model Form Assessment of an Automatic Subject-specific Vertebra Reconstruction Method, Computers in Biology and Medicine (under review)
  4. Cotter, T*., Driscoll, M. (2022) Comparing Controlled and Freehand Test Techniques of Lumbar Discectomy Force Measurement for Spinal Surgery Simulation, Spine (under review)
  5. Cotter, T., * Mongrain. R, Driscoll, M. (2022) Vacuum Curette Lumbar Discectomy Mechanics for Use in Spine Surgical Training Simulators, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering (under review)
  6. Patel, S.,* Driscoll, M., Ouellet, J. (2022) Comparison of Analog and Surgical Impact Tools for Graft and Cage Insertion in a Novel Physics Based Surgical Simulator for Spinal Fusion, Computers in Biology and Medicine (under review)
  7. Jacobson, N.,* Driscoll, M. (2022) Validity and reliability of a novel, non-invasive tool and method to measure intra-abdominal pressure in vivo, Journal of Biomechanics, 111096,
  8. El-Bojairami, I*., Jacobson, N.,* Driscoll, M. (2022) Development and evaluation of a numerical spine model comprising intra-abdominal pressure for use in assessing physiological changes on abdominal compliance, Computers in Biology and Medicine, epud ahead of print,
  9. Brahmi, B., Driscoll, M., Kovecses, J. (2022) Skill learning approach based on impedance control for spine surgical training simulators with haptic playback, IEEE Transaction on Biomedical Engineering (under review)
  10. Stott, B.,* Driscoll, M. (2022) Face and content validity of analog surgical instruments on a novel physics driven minimally invasive spinal fusion surgical simulator, Journal of Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing MBEC (under review after minor revision)
  11. Jacobson, N.,* Schleip, R., Driscoll, M. (2022) Validity and reliability of a non-invasive tool and method to measure soft tissue elasticity in vivo. Scientific Reports, Nature (under review)
  12. Patel, S.,* Ouellet, J., Driscoll, M. (2022) Examining Impact Forces during posterior spinal fusion to implement in a novel physics driven virtual reality surgical simulator, European Spine Journal (under review)
  13. El Bojairami, I.,* Driscoll, M. (2022) Formulation and exploration of novel, intramuscular pressure based, muscle activation strategies in a spine model, Computers in Biology and Medicine, 146,
  14. Alkadri, S.,* Ledwos, N.,* Mirchi, N.,* Reich, A.,* Yilmaz, R.,* Driscoll, M., Del Maestro, R. (2021) Utilizing a Multilayer Perceptron Artificial Neural Network to Assess a Virtual Reality Surgical Procedure, Computers in Biology and Medicine, Epub ahead of print Tab link to epub journal publication entitled "Utilizing a Multilayer Perceptron Artificial Neural Network to Assess a Virtual Reality Surgical Procedure"
  15. El-Monajjed, K.,* Driscoll, M. (2021) Objective comparison of mechanical properties of the thoracolumbar fascia in LBP and healthy patients and its biomechanical implication in spine stability. Life, 11(8) 779: 1-9 (featured on cover page)
  16. El Bojairami, I.,* Hamedzadeh, A.,* Driscoll, M. (2021) Feasibility of Extracting Tissues Material Properties via Cohesive Elements: A Finite Element Approach to Probe Insertion Procedures in non-Invasive Spine Surgeries, Journal of Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing MBEC, 59(10): 2051-2061 Tab link to journal article on a finite element approach to probe insertion procedures in non-invasive spine surgeries
  17. El-Monajjed, K.,* Driscoll, M. (2022) Haptic integration and validation of data-driven forces required to gain access using a probe for minimally invasive spine surgery via cadaveric-based experiments towards use in surgical simulators, Journal of Computational Science, v60,
  18. Cotter, T.,* Mongrain, R., Driscoll, M. (2022) Design Synthesis of a Robotic Uniaxial Torque Device for Orthopedic Haptic Simulation, Journal of Medical Device 16(3): 031008,
  19. Alkadri, S.,* Wang, T.,* Driscoll, M. (2021) A comparative side by side cadaver and surgical simulator study exploring the balance between computational complexity and virtual graphics in a novel surgical spine simulator, Computer in Biology and Medicine (under review)
  20. El-Bojairami, I*., Driscoll, M. (2022) Correlating Skeletal Muscle Output Force and Intramuscular Pressure via a 3-Dimensional Finite Element Muscle Model, Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 44(4): 041006, doi: 10.1115/1.4052885.
  21. Patel, S*., Alkadri, S*., Driscoll, M. (2021) Development and Validation of a Mixed Reality Configuration of a Simulator for a Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Using the Workspace of a Haptic Device and Simulator Users, Biomed Research International, vol 2021, 12p: 2435126, doi: 10.1155/2021/2435126.
  22. El-Bojairami, I*., Driscoll, M. (2021) Coordination between Trunk Muscles, Thoracolumbar Fascia, and Intra-abdominal Pressure towards Static Spine Stability, Spine, doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000004223. Epub ahead of print
  23. Newell, E.,* Driscoll, M. (2021) Investigation of physiological stress shielding within the lumbar spinal tissue as a contributor to unilateral low back pain: a finite element study. Computers in Biology and Medicine, Epub doi: 10.1016/j.compbiomed.2021.104351. Tab link to journal epub article investigating physiological stress shield in lumbar spinal tissue
  24. Newell, E.,* Driscoll, M. (2021) The examination of stress shielding in a finite element lumbar spine inclusive of the thoracolumbar fascia, Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing, 59(7-8): 1621-1628. Tab link to journal article entitled "The examination of stress shielding in a finite element lumbar spine inclusive of the thoracolumbar fascia"
  25. Brahmi B.,* El Bojairami, I.,* Driscoll, M., Saad, M., Zemmam, S.,* Laraki, L.* (2020) "Enhancement of Sliding Mode Control Performance For Perturbed and Unperturbed Nonlinear System: Theory and Experimentation on Rehabilitation Robot" Journal of Electrical Engineering & Technology, 16(1): 599-616. Tab link to journal article enhancing sliding mode control performances
  26. El-Bojairami, B.,* El-Monajjed, K.,* Driscoll, M. (2020) Development and Validation of a novel Finite Element Human Spine Model for accurate Biomechanical Simulations, Scientific Reports, Nature 10 (1), 1-15.  Tab link to journal article entitled "Development and Validation of a Novel Finite Element Human Spine Model for Accurate Biomechanical Simulations"
  27. Brahmi, B.,* El-Monajjed, K.,* and Driscoll, M. (2020) Novel Adaptive Backstepping Control of Uncertain Electrically Driven Haptic Robot For Surgical Training Systems, International Journal of Control, 1-24.
  28. Jacobson, N.,* Driscoll, M. (2020) “Design synthesis and preliminary evaluation of a novel tool to non-invasively characterize pressurized, physiological vessels”, ASME Journal of Medical Devices, 15(2): 1-8. Tab link to journal article regarding a novel, non-invasive tool
  29. El-Monajjed, K*., Driscoll, M. (2020)Analysis of Surgical Forces Required to Gain Access using a Probe for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery via Cadaveric-based Experiments towards use in Training Simulators” IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 68(1): 330-339
  30. Brahmi, B*., Driscoll, M., El Bojairami, I.,* et al. (2020) Novel Adaptive Impedance Control for Exoskeleton Robot for Rehabilitation Using a Nonlinear Time-Delay Disturbances Observer, ISA Transaction, 108: 381-392. Tab link to journal article on novel adaptive impedance control
  31. El-Monajjed, K*., Driscoll, M. (2020) A Finite Element Analysis of the Intra-Abdominal Pressure and Paraspinal Muscle Compartment Pressure Interaction through the Thoracolumbar Fascia, Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering 23(10), 585-596
  32. Brahmi, B.,* Driscoll, M., et al. (2020) Adaptive high order sliding mode control based on quasi-time delay estimation for uncertain robot manipulator. Journal of Control Theory and Technology, (18);279-292
  33. Driscoll, M., Blyum, L. (2019) Investigation of the influence of a home-based therapy on the intra-abdominal pressure and spinal stability of cerebral palsy patients, Clinical Biomechanics, 69: 164-167.
  34. Clin, J.*, Le Naveaux, F., Driscoll, M., et al. (2019) Biomechanical Comparison of the Load-Sharing Capacity of High and Low Implant Density Constructs with 3 Types of Pedicle Screws for the Instrumentation of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis, Spine Deformity Journal, 7(1): 2-10
  35. Driscoll, M. (2019) The impact of the finite element method on medical device design, Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering (JMBE), 39(2) 171-172 (Invited Paper)
  36. Driscoll, M. (2019) Faszien, die unbesungenen Helden der Wirbelsaulen-Biomechanik, Journal of Morbus Bechterew, (156); 7 (translated editorial)
  37. AvilaGonzalez, A., Wearing, S., Driscoll, M., Schleip, R., and Klinger, W. (2018) Frontiers in Fascia Research, JBMT, (22):4, 873-880.
  38. Fleckenstein, J., Schleip, R., Sachs, C., Driscoll, M., et al. (2018) Fascia Research – where is it going? (Faszienforschung: Quo vadis), J. of Acc. 61(2) 69-74
  39. Driscoll, M. (2018) Fascia- The Unsung Biomechanical Hero of our Musculoskeletal System JBMT, 22(1) 90-91 (Invited Paper)
  40. Klinger, W., Driscoll, M. (2018) Revolution in Fascia Research, JBMT, 22;(4), 844 (invited editorial).
  41. Driscoll, M., Aubin, C-E., Moreau, A., Wakula Y., Amini, S., and Parent, S., (2016) Novel hemi-staple for the fusionless correction of pediatric scoliosis: influence on intervertebral discs and growth plates in a porcine model. Clin Spine Surg; (9) 457-464.
  42. Drewes, E., Driscoll, M., Blyum, L., and Vincents, D. (2016) The effects of a home-based connective tissue targeting therapy on hip development in children with cerebral palsy: 6 case report, Explore Journal; (4) 268-276.
  43. Driscoll, M., Mac-Thiong, JM., Labelle, H., Stad, S., Serhan, H., and Parent, S. (2015) Biomechanical comparison of two different pedicle screw systems during the surgical correction of adult spinal deformities, Spine Deformity Journal, 3(2): 114-121.
  44. Driscoll, M., and Blyum, L. (2014) Results of a 3-year prospective cohort study investigating the influence of home-based therapy on patients with cerebral palsy in GMFCS levels IV and V, Dev Med Child Nerol: 56 (s5), p67
  45. Driscoll, M., Fortier-Tougas, C., Labelle, H., Parent, S., and Mac-Thiong, JM. (2014) Evaluation of an apparatus to be combined with a smartphone for the early detection of spinal deformities, Scoliosis, 9:10. (doi:10.1186/1748-7161-9-10)
  46. Driscoll, M., Mac-Thiong, J-M., Labelle, and Parent, S. (2013) Development of a detailed volumetric finite element model of the spine to simulate surgical correction of spinal deformities. Biomed Research International, Article, p6
  47. Driscoll, M., Mac-Thiong, J-M., Labelle, H., Slivka, M., Stad, S., and Parent, S. (2013) Biomechanical assessment of reduction forces measured during scoliotic instrumentation using two different screw designs. Spine Deformity Journal, 1: 94-101.
  48. Hachem, B., Aubin, CE., Driscoll, M., and Parent, S. (2012) Porcine spine finite element model as an alternative tool for the validation of a novel fusionless device. Stud Health Technol Inform (176) 459.
  49. Driscoll, M., Aubin, C-E., Moreau, A., Wakula Y., Sawark, J., and Parent, S. (2012) Spinal growth modulation using a novel intravertebral epiphyseal device in an immature porcine model. European Spine Journal, 21(1): 138-144.

  50. Shi, L., Wang, D., Driscoll, M., Chu, W., Cheng, JCY., Villemure, I. and Aubin, C-E. (2011) Biomechanical analysis and modeling of different vertebral growth patterns in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis and healthy subjects. Scoliosis Journal, 6(11)
  51. Driscoll, M., Aubin, C-E., Moreau, A. and Parent, S. (2011) Biomechanical comparison of fusionless growth modulation corrective techniques in pediatric scoliosis. Med Bio Eng Comp, 49(12): 1437-1445.
  52. Blyum, L., and Driscoll, M. (2011) Mechanical Stress transfer – the fundamental physical basis of all manual therapy techniques. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 16(4): 520.

  53. Driscoll, M. and Blyum, L. (2010) The presence of physiological stress shielding in the degenerative cycle of musculoskeletal disorders. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 15(3): 335-342.
  54. Shi, L., Wang, D., Driscoll, M., Chu, W., Cheng, JCY., Villemure, I. and Aubin, C-E. (2010) Scoliotic vs. Normal Vertebral Growth Profiles on the Progression of Idiopathic Scoliosis: a Biomechanical Study. Stud Health Technol Inform, 158: 284.
  55. Driscoll, M., Aubin, C-E., Parent, S. and Moreau, A. (2010) Finite Element Comparison of Different Growth Sparring Instrumentation Systems for the Early Treatment of Idiopathic Scoliosis. Stud Health Technol Inform, 158: 89-94.
  56. Beaudette, K., Boudoux, C., Driscoll, M., Strupler, M., Maciejko, R. and Aubin, C-E. (2010) Towards a Handheld Probe based on Coherence Tomography for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeries. Stud Health Technol Inform, 158: 49-54.
  57. Driscoll, M., Aubin, C-E., Parent, S., Moreau, A. and Villemure, I. (2009) The role of concave-convex biases in the progression of idiopathic scoliosis. Eur Spine J, 18: p. 180-187.
  58. Driscoll, M., Aubin, C-E., Moreau, A. and Parent, S. (2008) Stress shielding within the scoliotic spine: a progressive risk factor? Stud Health Technol Inform. 157: 356.

Book Chapters

  1. Driscoll, M., El-Monajjed, K.* (2020) Fascia and Low Back Pain, The Tensional Network of the Human Body, Second Edition, Chapter 5.10
  2. Driscoll, M., Jacobson, N.* (2020) Mechanical deformation-based assessment methods, The Tensional Network of the Human Body, Second Edition, Chapter 6.3
  3. Driscoll, M., Blyum, L. (2020) Fascia and Pre-Stress, role in Biomechanics, The Tensional Network of the Human Body, Second Edition, Chapter 3.8 (in press)


* denotes graduate students under Prof. Driscoll's supervision

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