Patient specific numerical shoulder model based on medical imaging
The shoulder is often described as the most complex human joint because of its anatomy and the high number of muscles participating in arm movements. The anatomy and the development of muscles depend on personal characteristics and the style of living. The aim of this project is to take into account the individual anatomy and to analyse the effects on shoulder mechanics. Therefore, patient specific numerical shoulder models will be generated out of medical imaging data. In the beginning the project will focus on how to obtain the patient specific shoulder properties out of medical imaging data. The obtained patient specific datasets will then be used to build patient specific numerical shoulder models in Abaqus. Basic knowledge in programming is recommended.