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Biomechanics Prosthesis and Orthosis Semester 7 (BE Fourth Year) BE Biomedical Engineering University of Mumbai Topics and Syllabus

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SubjectBiomechanics Prosthesis and Orthosis
CBCGS [2019 - current]
CBGS [2015 - 2018]
Old [2000 - 2014]

Topics with syllabus and resources

100.00 Force System
  • Classification of force system.
  • Equilibrium of force system.
200.00 Tissue Biomechanics
  • Direct shear, bending and torque actions and the corresponding stresses and strains in biological tissues.
  • Stress relaxation and creep.
  • Bone structure & composition
  • Mechanical properties of bone
  • Fracture mechanism & crack propagation in bones.
  • Soft connective (skin, tendon, ligaments, etc.) covering structure function, and physiological factors.
300.00 Movement Biomechanics
  • Study of joints and movements.
  • Anatomical levers
  • Gait Analysis.
400.00 Joint Analysis
  • Instrumentation for gait analysis: Measurement devices-footswitches, instrumented walkway
  • Motion analysis- interrupted light photography, film/video, Selspot, Goniometers.
500.00 Principles in Designing Orthoses and Prostheses
  • Principles of three point pressure, total contact, partial weight bearing.
600.00 Classification in Prosthetics and Orthotics
  • Lower Extremity orthoses and prostheses
  • Upper Extremity orthoses and prostheses
  • Spinal orthoses.
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