Abstract: Tribology combines the studies of friction, wear and lubrication. In biomedical research, tribology is employed to understand naturally occurring motions between tissues (e.g. joint surfaces) and organs (e.g. pleural tissue during breathing), but also for artificially created boundaries between natural and implant surfaces (e.g. hip implants). In order to improve the surface properties of implant materials, it is crucial to understand the properties of the natural material before a suitable substitute can be developed.
Overview of MCRTribometer
Tribology overview and modeling of biotribology
Characterization of synthetic vs natural cartilage via Tribology-methods, accessories, analysis
Characterization of synthetic cartilage lubricants via Tribology-methods, accessories, analysis
Open discussion on applications of biotribology-Cartilage, mucosal, fluids, catheters, etc