The MSk MEC
Uniting researchers across Imperial College London to discover and develop medical engineering solutions for musculoskeletal disorders.
About the MSk MEC
The Musculoskeletal Medical Engineering Centre (MSk MEC) brings together researchers from across Imperial College London focussed on the discovery and application of new technologies to improve the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, such as osteoarthritis. The Centre’s membership includes over 100 researchers across different technology and application themes, and represents a strong and diverse interdisciplinary collaboration of engineers, scientists and clinicians.
Key Groups within the MSk MEC include:
The Bioengineering Musculoskeletal System Group in the Department of Bioengineering is based at the Sir Michael Uren Biomedical Engineering Research Hub. We conduct research across the fundamental to applied continuum with a strong translational component including multiple spinout companies.
The MSk Lab - Department of Surgery and Cancer
The MSk Lab is based at the Sir Michael Uren Biomedical Engineering Research Hub and comprises a team of over 30 full-time surgeons, physiotherapists, scientists and engineers all seeking to understand musculoskeletal health and degeneration and to prevent and treat a wide array of problems associated with impaired mobility.
Biomechanics in Mechanical Engineering
The Biomechanics Group concentrates on improving our understanding of the function of the musculoskeletal system by pursuing a combination of goals in:
Experimental laboratory Work (in-vitro), Clinical Research in Hospitals (in-vivo) and Computational Finite Element Analysis (FEA) Modelling (in-silico)