Gannon University Biomedical Engineering Professors Published in Top-Tier Journal
Posted: October 10, 2016
Anne Schmitz, Ph.D. and Davide Piovesan, Ph.D., both assistant
professors of biomedical engineering at Gannon University, recently
published an article titled "Development of an Open-Source,
Discrete Element Knee Model" as a full-length paper in the Modeling
Special Issue of IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering
The paper discusses issues that hinder model reproducibility,
validation and sharing, and presents a discrete element model of
the knee as a free download for the biomedical engineering
community. The proposed model is one of the few discrete element
knee models that is validated, open-source and contains both
ligament and cartilage contact loads.
"We are leveraging this expertise by providing courses in motion
capture and modeling, some of the few courses offered like this in
the area," said Schmitz.
TBME ranks fourth by Google Scholar among biomedical technology
journals according to the H5- index. TBME has received increasing
numbers of high-quality submissions over the last several years.
The journal's acceptance rate for articles is approximately 20
"We are fortunate that the biomedical engineering program at
Gannon University has some unique capabilities that enable us to
integrate computational models and experimental measurements that
are usually only found at larger, research-oriented institutions,"
Piovesan said. "Publication in a high-impact journal confirms that
our faculty have a high level of expertise in computational