Responsible researcher: Joaquín Ojeda Granja
Entity: Universidad de Sevilla
Address: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería. Camino de los Descubrimientos, s/n. 41092 Sevilla, España.
Web:
Email: joaquinojeda@us.es
Phone: (+34) 954 487 311

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Mechanical Engineering Group
Different research lines are developed in the Mechanical Engineering Group within Biomechanics. They can be summarized in four blocks.

– Application of motion analysis techniques and multibody system dynamics to human gait and cycling. Development of dynamical models of the cyclist-bike system. Design and manufacturing of low-cost passive exoskeletons using 3D printing techniques to be used in the industrial environment. Design and manufacturing of bioinspired manipulators actuated by artificial muscles.

– Analysis from an in silico and in vivo perspective bone regeneration processes. Mechanobiological models have been developed to understand the key role that Mechanics plays in the processes that take place in bone tissue. In addition, the research group is involved in 3D printing techniques to create patient-specific, biocompatible and functional scaffolds.

– Development of bone remodelling models based on cell populations. These models take into account the biomechanical and biochemical feedback between bone cells and bioregulatory factors. They are currently being applied to assess the response of bone to antiresorptive treatments in patients undergoing post-menopausal osteoporosis.

– Simulation of biomechanical multibody models by collocation and parameter optimization
The group organized the II Meeting of the Spanish Chapter of the ESB in 2012 and the XXIII Congress of the ESB in 2017. Two researchers of the group have been members of the Executive Board of the Spanish Chapter.

The group organized the II Meeting of the Spanish Chapter of the ESB in 2012 and the XXIII Congress of the ESB in 2017. Two researchers of the group have been members of the Executive Board of the Spanish Chapter.