Lab Capabilities


The Orthopaedic Robotics Laboratory occupies 1800 sq ft on the fourth floor of the Center for Bioengineering (CNBIO) at the University of Pittsburgh. Two rooms are primarily utilized for mechanical testing and dissection. A third, smaller room contains additional equipment for computational analyses.


Mechanical Testing Equipment

  • Multi-DOF Joint Tester Robot (Technology Service Ltd. Model FRS2010)
  • Materials Testing Machine (Instron Model 5965)
  • Dynamic Shoulder Testing Apparatus v4 (STAR IV)

Surgical Equipment

  • Arthroscopy System (Smith & Nephew)

Computational Tools

  • 4 Computer Workstations (Windows 7)
  • OpenSim 3.1.0 Musculoskeletal Modeling Package (Stanford University)
  • ImageJ 1.47 Image Analysis Software (NIH)
  • FEBio 1.7 Finite Element Analysis Package (University of Utah)
  • MATLAB 2013 (MathWorks)
  • Mimics 15 Medical Image Segmentation Software (Materialise)
  • 3-matic CAD Software (Materialise)
  • Geomagic Studio 2013 3D Capture Software (Geomagic)
  • LabView 2012 Development Environment (National Instruments)

Medical Imaging Equipment

  • Ultrasound Machine (GE LOGIQ S8)
  • Mini C-arm (Hologic Inc. Fluoroscan Insight 2)

Other Equipment

  • Electromagnetic Tracking System (Ascension Technology Corporation Nest of Birds)
  • Pressure Measurement System (Tekscan I-Scan)
  • Video Tracking/Motion Capture System (SPICAtekDMAS7 Motion Capture Suite)
  • Four 1024 X 1024 109 Hz Digital Cameras (Prosilica GX1050 Mono)
  • 3DDigitizer (MicroScribe G2LX and FARO N04)
  • Manual Linear Translation Stage with 1 μm sensitivity (Newport Corporation, Model M-UMR8.25)
  • 3D Laser Scanner (Next Engine)

This material was originally published on the website of the Orthopaedic Robotics Laboratory