Dr. Martin Weiser
Dr.-Ing. Stefan Zachow
Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum für Informationstechnik Berlin
This project aims at a software environment supporting computer-assisted planning for total hip joint replacement by suggesting implant positions optimized for longevity of bone implants. The aim is to pre-operatively assess stress distribution in bone and to determine an optimal implant position with respect to natural function and stress distribution to prevent loosening, early migration, stress shielding, undesired bone remodeling, and fracture. Increasing the longevity of implants will help to enhance quality of life and reduce the cost of health care in aging societies.
Focus of the research is the development of efficient optimization algorithms by adaptive quadrature of the high-dimensional space of daily motions and appropriate choice of tolerances for the underlying dynamic contact solver.