The process of using activities of daily living to evaluate the performance of implantable devices under physiological loading conditions has been researched [1,2,3,4]. In particular, long-term stability of hip-implants, as related to fatigue, have been evaluated using normal walking [1,2,4], sit to stand , stair climbing [2,4], and combinations of everyday activities . Current methods that utilize estimated physiological loading conditions are traditionally used as pass/fail tests to identify whether a particular design performs to a set of minimum specifications for long-term use. Such tests are also traditionally limited to a small number of physiologically representative loading conditions (i.e. walking, stair climbing, sit-to-stand).
Activities of Daily Living and Implant Design: Evaluation of a Femoral Fracture Fixed Plate Implant During Bicycle Pedaling
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Wagner, DW, & Vallejo, A. "Activities of Daily Living and Implant Design: Evaluation of a Femoral Fracture Fixed Plate Implant During Bicycle Pedaling." Proceedings of the ASME 2009 4th Frontiers in Biomedical Devices Conference. ASME 2009 4th Frontiers in Biomedical Devices. Irvine, California, USA. June 8–9, 2009. pp. 9-10. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/BioMed2009-83038
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