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“There are good knees and bad knees”

In another collaborative project, Thiagarajan has teamed up with researchers from UMKC and the University of Kansas to create virtual models of human knees. This project, funded by the National Science Foundation, runs MRI images of knees through computer software to create a digital replica that can be manipulated and studied. The team hopes that one day these computer models can be used in a clinical setting, thereby allowing doctors to predict the effects of stress on the knees of their patients.

A Bump in the Road

Ganesh Thiagarajan
Assistant Professor, Civil and Mechanical Engineering
UM Kansas City

By Tanya Sneddon