Faculty Advisor

Pins, George D.

Faculty Advisor

Sotak, Christopher H.

Abstract

The goal of this project is to design an original artificial intervertebral disc replacement using a three-dimensional model of a healthy human intervertebral disc created from MRI data and CAD software. A rigorous engineering design process was followed to create a final design based on a comprehensive list of engineering parameters such as its ability to restore disc height and motion. The design was validated and analyzed using finite element modeling.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2003

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Major

Biochemistry

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering

Advisor Program

Biomedical Engineering

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