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Abinand Manorama is a doctoral student in Mechanical Engineering at Michigan State University. He works as a Graduate Research Assistant at the Biomechanical Design Research Laboratory at MSU. He has a Baccalaureate degree in Automotive Engineering from Anna University, India; and a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University. Abinand's research focuses on pressure ulcers in the human body. He is interested in Laser Doppler, Magnetic Resonance, and other non-invasive techniques to measure blood flow, with a focus on pressure ulcer prevention. His interests also extend to computer modeling and simulation.
Abinand's project, in broad terms, relates to a skin condition called Pressure ulcers. Fifty MR images of the forearm, obtained from experiments, are used to create a 3D model of the forearm. Various loads will be applied to this poro-elastic model and the changes in blood flow will be determined. Knowledge of blood flow changes with the applied loads will give useful information that may help in pressure ulcer prevention. Autodesk is proud to host this project in our IDEA Studio.
IDEA Studio proposals are reviewed quarterly. The next proposal submission deadline is May 1, 2012. To learn more and submit a proposal, visit the IDEA Studio page on the Autodesk web site.
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