Human SHM-healing assessment of an externally fixated fractured femur

Wern Hann Ong, Liming Salvino, Matthias Russ, Wing Kong Chiu, Zelia Chiu

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The application of significant research outcomes in the field of Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) has led to the application and demonstration of related technologies in the field of aerospace, marine, civil and structural engineering. Recently, there are research efforts towards the extension of the SHM concepts to the biomedical area. This aim of this paper is to provide an overview of some of these recent advances. This paper will provide an overview of the potential of using the global dynamic response of an externally fixated fractured femur to establish its state of healing [1-4]. These results show that the assessment of the state of union of the fixated femur can be achieved by analysing its dynamic response.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication8th European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, EWSHM 2016
Subtitle of host publicationBilbao, Spain; 5-8 July 2016
Place of PublicationBad Breisig, Germany
PublisherNDT Internet Publishing
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781510827936
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventEuropean Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring 2016 - Bilbao, Spain
Duration: 5 Jul 20168 Jul 2016
Conference number: 8th


ConferenceEuropean Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring 2016
Abbreviated titleEWSHM 2016
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  • Bone fracture
  • Bone healing assessment
  • Femur
  • Structural health monitoring

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