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JointViewer: Visual Analysis of Orthopaedics Data

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Status: Completed

The goal of computational modeling is not only to detect expected events, such as might be predicted by models, but also to help users discover the unexpected - the surprising anomalies, patterns, or relationships that are then examined and assessed to develop new insight. Visualization is a strong tool in this sense, in particular when tightly coupled with modeling, simulation and interactive thinking techniques. We developed JointViewer, a system for the visual exploration and analysis of joint biomechanics. JointViewer integrates modeling with visualization and simulation. It thus provides computational steering and helps guide investigations. The system is routinely used at Brown University in both the visualization research and the bioengineering lab.


Visual Analysis in Science and Engineering


Md. Abedul Haque
Liz Marai
Victor Powell
Zach Sadler
Daniel Walker


NSF IIS-1130458 (CAREER REU 2011)

NSF CAREER IIS-0952720 *old* (Tracking, Computational Modeling and Interdisciplinary Edu)








J.J. Crisco, D. Moore, G.E. Marai, D.H. Laidlaw, E. Akelman, A. C. Weiss, S.W. Wolfe, "Effects of Distal Radius Malunion on Distal Radioulnar Joint Mechanics -- An In-Vivo Study", Journal of Orthopedic Research, Vol. 25(1), pp. 547--555, Jan 2007. (pdf) (bibtex: Crisco-2007-EOD).
G.E. Marai, C.M. Grimm, D.H. Laidlaw, "Arthrodial Joint Markerless Cross-Parameterization and Biomechanical Visualization", IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Vol. 13(9), pp. 1095--1104, Sep 2007. (pdf) (bibtex: Marai-2007-AJM).
G.E. Marai, "Data-driven Predictive Modeling of Diarthrodial Joints", Ph.D. Dissertation, Brown University, Vol. 0(5), pp. 0--0, May 2007. (pdf) (bibtex: Marai-2007-DDP).


G.E. Marai, D.H. Laidlaw, "Markerless inter-subject bone shape matching using 2D projections", MICCAI 2005 short papers, pp. 0--0, 2005. (pdf) (bibtex: Marai-2005-MIS).


G. E. Marai, C. Demiralp, S. Andrews, D. H. Laidlaw, "JointViewer -- an interactive system for exploring orthopedic data", IEEE Visualization 2004 Poster Compendium, pp. 0--0, 2004. (pdf) (bibtex: Marai-2004-JAI).


J.J. Crisco, G.E. Marai, D.H. Laidlaw, D. Moore, E. Akelman, "Kinematic and mechanical changes in the distal radioulnar joint (druj) of patients with malunited distal radius fractures", 49th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, pp. 0--0, 2003. (pdf) (bibtex: Crisco-2003-KAM).
G.E. Marai, D.H. Laidlaw, C. Demiralp, S. Andrews, C.M. Grimm, J.J. Crisco, "Estimating Joint Contact Areas and Ligament Lengths from Bone Kinematics and Surfaces", IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, Vol. 51(5), pp. 790--799, May 2003. (pdf) (bibtex: Marai-2003-EJC).


G.E. Marai, D.H. Laidlaw, C. Demiralp, C. Grimm, J.J. Crisco, D. Moore, A.E. Akelman, "Contact Areas and Ligament Lengths are Abnormal in Patients with Malunited Distal Radius Fracture Despite Normal Radioulnar Kinematics", 4th World Congress Biomechanics, pp. 0--0, Aug 2002. (pdf) (bibtex: Marai-2002-CAA).
G.E. Marai, C. Demiralp, S. Andrews, D.H. Laidlaw, C. Grimm, J.J. Crisco, "Visualization of Contact Areas and Ligament Paths in Joints", Technical Report CS-02-15, Brown University Computer Science Department, Vol. 0(8), pp. 0--0, Aug 2002. (pdf) (bibtex: Marai-2002-VOC).


C. Demiralp, G.E. Marai, S. Andrews, D.H. Laidlaw, J.J. Crisco, C. Grimm, "Modeling and Visualization of Inter-Bone Distances in Joints", IEEE Visualization 2001, Work in Progress Proc., Vol. 0(0), pp. 0--0, 2001. (pdf) (bibtex: Demiralp-2001-MAV).