Image-based modelling for orthopaedics and biomechanics with Simpleware

Image-based modelling for orthopaedics and biomechanics with Simpleware

Thursday September 3, 2015 / 12:30-13:30

Organiser: Simpleware Ltd., Exeter, UK













Our workshop aims to introduce our 3D image data visualisation, analysis and model generation software’s capabilities for orthopaedics and biomechanics. The software has been developed to reconstruct and process very complex medical image data (MRI, CT, micro-CT, confocal microscopy…) in order to generate models suitable for design and simulation tasks. The software is particularly novel in terms of its ability to easily combine CAD-designed medical devices and patient-specific image data, and for the quality of the surface and volume meshes it can generate from segmented images.


Meshes feature conforming interfaces and shared nodes, ensuring a very robust model that can be imported directly to all leading finite element and computational fluid dynamics packages. In our workshop, we will discuss typical workflows in the software and how they can aid in orthopaedics and biomechanics research, including applications that involve confocal microscopy (biofilms, cells, tissues…). Our course is very beneficial for anyone working with and wanting to do more with 3D image data of any scale.





Rebecca Bryan (PhD) joined Simpleware in February 2010, and is the Technical Sales Manager for Europe, looking after the retention and expansion of the company’s customer base. Dr Bryan received her PhD in Bioengineering Sciences in 2010 from the University of Southampton. Her research involved the development of statistical models of femurs for large scale population-based analysis.