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Education: Electrical Stimulation

A novel tool in regenerative medicine?

Construction and Use of an Electrical Stimulation Chamber

for Enhancing Osteogenic Differentiation in Mesenchymal Stem/Stromal Cells In Vitro
Here we present a protocol for the construction of a cell culture chamber designed to expose cells to various types of electrical stimulation, and its use in treating mesenchymal stem cells to enhance osteogenic differentiation.
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AUTHORS: Liudmila Leppik1, Mit B. Bhavsar1, Karla M.C. Oliveira1, Maria Eischen-Loges1, Sahba Mobini1,2, John H. Barker1

Movement Analysis Lab

The Movement Analysis Lab is located in Frankfurt University’s Orthopedic Hospital Friedrichsheim gGmbH and provides an ideal facility for performing clinical research.

Human movement analysis

Human movement analysis begins by designating different parts of the body into separate segments. Each segment is defined by retroreflective markers placed on standardized locations on the study subject’s body (Development of a computerized body model, Figure 1) and calculations of joint angles are expressed using kinematic graphs (Figure 2).

How it works

Ground reaction forces are measured by force plates integrated in the walkway. The corresponding joint moments are calculated by an inverse...