This apparatus simulates the movements and mechanical loads induced by gait on the hip articulation. It allows testing the resistance to wear of bearing components of the hip prostheses (heap and cup).
Frequency: up to 1Hz
Load: programmable, up to 5 kN per station
Test medium: water or diluted bovine serum
Decoaptation is possible on 1 station
Example of load cycle (left: Paul's cycle) and movements (droite) allowed by Mateis Hip Simulator
Contact: Laurent Gremillard