John Middleton - Dental School, Biomechanics Unit, University of
Wales College of Medicine, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4XY, UK.
Christopher R. Jacobs - Associate Professor of Biomedical
Engineering, Columbia University, 351 Engineering Terrace, 1210
Amsterdam Avenue, Mail Code: 8904, New York, NY 10027.
T. David - University of Canterbury, New Zealand
N. Shrive - University of Calgary, Canada
P. Verdonck - University of Ghent, Belgium
The prime aims
of the journal are to provide a means of communicating the
advances and innovations being made in the areas of biomechanics
and biomedical engineering and to stimulate interest in the
continually emerging computer-based technologies which are being
applied in these multidisciplinary subjects. The journal will also
focus on the importance of integrating the disciplines of
engineering with medical technology and clinical expertise. Such
integrating will have a major impact on health care in the future.
research articles will form the main body of the journal. These
contributed papers will cover both the engineering and clinical
aspects of computer methods in biomedical engineering. Suggested
topics are mechanical response of bone and bone/tissue/implant
analysis, modelling of biomaterials, material identification,
human body impact, computer-assisted surgery, surgical simulation,
computer animation and medical imaging. Dental mechanics,
bio-fluids, cardiovascular mechanics, soft-tissue modelling and
joint/ligament mechanics are also topics of primary importance. As
well as providing a forum wherein advances in these complex areas
can be published and discussed in open academic debate the journal
will contain review and feature articles, technical notes and
short communications and a news and reviews section.