LLJ Lead researcher honoured in UK New Year Honours List

Anne Neville’s, Professor of Tribology and Surface Engineering, School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds, distinguished career and contribution to engineering has been honoured. She has been made an Officer of the (Most Excellent) Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the UK New Year’s Honours list for services to engineering. Among many achievements cited, her research group was the first to be able to monitor corrosion in a full hip joint simulator, which enabled the team to understand corrosion processes and link this to lubrication of the joint in a way previously not possible. LLJ is building on this knowledge.read more

LLJ moving into its final phase reaches consensus on exploitation scenarios

LLJ held a technical discussion meeting at ETH Zürich 1-2 November focussing on reviewing the coating development and test results. Since commencement of the project the market for hard-on-hard implants has collapsed to be replaced largely by hard on polyethylene systems. This has posed some questions about which product scenarios should now be the focus of the project work to offer the best exploitation opportunities. In concluding the meeting, the scientific coordinator Prof. Richard Hall noted the tremendous progress that had been made and the consensus established around how to move forward to the conclusion of the project.

LLJ meets Patients in Zurich

About 80 people packed into the auditorium at the Schulthess Klinik in Zurich, Switzerland, on 22 September 2016 to hear about the future of artificial joints. Among them were hip-replacement patients who had agreed to have their muscle strength measured before and after their operations. The muscle strength data feeds into LifeLongJoints computational models, complementing the motion capture data obtained from patients in Leeds. Journalist Jo Dawes was in Zurich for LifeLongJoints and produced together with the Schulthess Klinik Media Team two videos:

English Version

German Version

Pictures

Pictures by Anne Fröhlich, Schulthess Klinik

Professor Anne Neville awarded

Professor Anne Neville, University of Leeds – Picture: ©University of LeedsMany congratulations to our LifeLongJoints Partner, Professor Anne Neville, from the University of Leeds, who has been awarded the Leverhulme Medal for “revealing diverse physical and chemical processes at interacting interfaces, emphasising significant synergy between tribology and corrosion”.

She was further commended for “exceptional research which has enhanced the understanding of basic processes and addressed major industrial problems”.

Professor Neville will be presented with a gold medal at the Royal Society’s Anniversary Day in November 2016.
The award is supported by the Leverhulme Trust, established under the will of Victorian entrepreneur William Lever, and was first awarded in 1960 to mark the Tercentenary of the Royal Society. It is awarded triennially for “an outstandingly significant contribution in the field of pure or applied chemistry or engineering, including chemical engineering”.
Past winners of the Leverhulme Medal include Professor Sir Konstantin Novoselov FRS in 2013, who also won the Nobel Prize and Sir Martyn Poliakoff FRS in 2010.

Hands-on musculoskeletal modeling and integration with FEA, Lyon (France), July 10th 2016

LLJ partner AnyBody Technology welcomes you to a 4-hour hands-on workshop.

Your multi-scale models of bones, ligaments, cartilage etc., could be more realistic by using musculoskeletal models to compute the in-vivo muscle and joint contact forces.

stand_0000By the end of this workshop, you will have learned to create such a simulation pipeline, combining musculoskeletal and finite-element simulations. You will learn to use the AnyBody Modeling System to create personalized musculoskeletal models and simulate simple daily motions such as squats, even when motion capture data may be unavailable. You will also gain hands-on experience of passing on the simulation results as boundary conditions for a finite element analysis.

Many of the tools and methods that will be shown were developed or enhanced through in the LLJ project.

For more details and registration, please visit http://www.anybodytech.com/index.php?id=1207