The RIH Orthopaedic Foundation provides the perfect setting for biomechanical research studies, particularly those utilizing cadaveric specimens. Successful execution of these studies requires meticulous planning and close coordination of activities. With integrated bioskills and mechanical testing laboratories, RIHOF streamlines project workflow and controls for critical test variables such as time, temperature, and handling.
Our unique setup also facilitates the iterative approach that is often needed when developing custom biomechanical test protocols. After test specimens are prepared in the bioskills lab, they are immediately brought into the adjacent mechanical testing lab for evaluation. By witnessing the testing and obtaining instant feedback, researchers can make adjustments as needed to refine their methodology. This ensures the efficient usage of resources and the achievement of optimal results.
In conjunction with the mechanical test lab’s load frames, RIHOF utilizes the following equipment and software to assess biomechanical properties and performance: