Document Type : Original Article
American University of the Middle East, Dubai, UAE
Biomechanics is a combination of engineering with anatomy and physiology. Studies of biomechanics and ergonomics established to examine the effects of forces on human and animal bodies. Research on biomechanical behavior of the human body during physical activity help to design special equipment for particular sports and exercises in order to avoid injuries. Spine is considered as one of the most complex structure of the human musculoskeletal system providing support on human movement. This paper aims to explore the ability of a hip simulator to withstand similar forces acting on vertebral body and thus the possibility to replace the spine simulator. The simulation analysis of the hip simulator performed with CREO design software was created to show the ability of the design set-up to withstand the forces acting on the hip and the loading acting on the vertebral body. For this research the data has been downloaded from ORTHOLOAD website and for inserting the data in the hip simulator the angles needed to be calculated.