Biomechanical measuring systems: Versatile tools for many disciplines


Image: Woman is standing on a 3D scanner that measures her feet; Copyright:

3D scanners and plates that measure pressure distribution are used to diagnose misalignments and development disorders of the feet.

Biomechanical measuring techniques keep track of movements

Image: Physician is measuring the back of a child with a half-round template; Copyright:

Measuring the human trunk with a Scoliometer still is manual labor. Modern optical systems replace the template today.

Beyond orthopedics: The future of biomechanics

Image: Two screens show x-ray images of the human torso; Copyright:

Will the future of biomechanics will look like in this artist's rendering? Will we be able to infer what the skeleton looks like from images that body scanners produce without touching the patient?

Image: Man with glasses and beard - Timo Roth; Copyright: B. Frommann