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What we do

The Joint Lab, in the College of Engineering at UTEP, focuses on applying engineering and biomechanical principles to understand and prevent human joint injuries and degenerative diseases such as osteoarthritis. We combine experimental and computational approaches to further our understanding of joint biomechanics during highly-dynamic daily activities as well as injury situations. Our other goal is to train undergraduate and graduate students in performing relevant quality research in musculoskeletal biomechanics.

In addition, the Lab established a strong collaboration with LIMBS International to develop and test low-cost highly-functional prosthetic solutions for the developing world. This interdisciplinary research environment provides our students with novel and exciting research and engineering projects.




Active-mixing Hotend in Fused Filament Fabrication

Local control of mechanical properties through multi-material blending in fused filament fabrication with an active-mixing hotend (patent-pending).


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Synthetic ACL development using Local Composition Control

A reconfigurable multiplanar in vitro simulator for real-time absolute motion with external and musculotendon forces.


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Joint Load Simulator

Synthetic tissue development using local composition control to biomimic functional gradients and simulate physiological load response.


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Prosthetic Knee Stumble Detection using Machine Learning

Prosthetic Knee Stumble Detection using Machine Learning.


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Additional Research Topics



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