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    Workshop on Digital Volume Correlation for Biomaterials

    Sunday, 15 December, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm HST

    Dr Gianluca Tozzi (University of Portsmouth, UK) and Dr Enrico Dall’Ara (Insigneo Institute for in silico medicine, University of Sheffield, UK) have organised a workshop‘Experimental strains in biological tissues and biomaterials using digital volume correlation (DVC)’ on 15 December 2019, 13:00 – 15:00.

    The workshop will take place just before the 8th International Conference on Mechanics of Biomaterials and Tissues that will be held in Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA from 15-19 December 2019.

    Workshop: Experimental strains in biological tissues and biomaterials using digital volume correlation (DVC)
    Digital volume correlation (DVC) is rapidly growing in the biomechanical evaluation of biological tissues and biomaterials. In fact, with the rapid development of in vitro/in vivo biomechanical imaging protocols, DVC has become a powerful tool to measure 3D full-field displacement/strain in trabecular/cortical bone, whole bones, biomaterials and bone-biomaterial systems. More recently, the technique has been also applied to soft tissues like aorta, IVD and cornea, with very promising results. Moreover, being DVC based on input 3D images obtained from different technologies (computed tomography, magnetic resonance, microscopy, etc.), advancement in the image quality is directly linked to the accuracy of this approach, with recent applications to high resolution Synchrotron micro-CT imaging. The potential that DVC has to offer to biomechanics is impressive and ranges from the perfect framework for full-field validation of local properties predictions in computational models (i.e. finite element analysis) for in silico medicine, to novel diagnostic tools for risk of fracture assessment in clinical imaging. However, it should be stressed that its outcomes need to be carefully verified in order to obtain reliable results, particularly in a demanding arena such as the mechanics of tissues and biomaterials.
    This workshop aims at providing specific knowledge and tools for the application of DVC techniques in the field of biological tissues and biomaterials. Topics of interest in the workshop are:
    • Application of DVC to study tissues (i.e. bone) and biomaterials (i.e. bone scaffolds)
    • Application of DVC to study tissue-biomaterial interfaces
    • Application of DVC in the design of implants
    • Application of DVC to validate computational models
    • Application of DVC to evaluate the effect of pathologies and treatments
    • Application of DVC in clinical imaging

    Who should attend?
    Biomechanical engineers, biomaterial scientists, orthopaedic surgeons, researchers and PhD students interested in a deeper understanding of the technique and its potential for further development of specific research areas.
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