The Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Lab
Tel Aviv University
Bioengineering Under The Skin
Our Research Interests
The general goal of our laboratory is to understand normal and pathological effects of mechanical factors on the structure and function of human tissues, with an emphasis on the musculoskeletal system.
The research conducted in the Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Lab, under the direction of Prof. Amit Gefen, is unified under the umbrella of integrated biomechanics, and utilizes state-of-the-art experimental, analytical, and numerical simulation techniques.
Work in the laboratory has yielded fundamental information about adaptation and damage phenomena in bone and soft tissues.
Three-dimensional shape-conformation performances of wound dressings tested in a robotic sacral pressure ulcer phantom
Effective exudate retention by dressings requires close and intimate dressingwound contact, immediately and continuously after the dressing application. Any dressing-wound spaces may allow for build-up of non-retained fluids, causing exudate pooling which forms a favourable environment for pathogen growth. Maceration may follow if the pooled exudates spread to peri-wound skin. Dressings with a claimed 3D-shape-conformation technology are commercially available; however, their effectiveness in minimising dressing-wound gaps has never been scientifically investigated.