In-Vivo Bone Strain Telemetry in Monkeys (M. Nemestrina)

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D. R. Young, W. H. Howard

Ames Research Center, NASA, Moffett Field, Calif.

D. Orne

Department of Mechanical Engineering Sciences, Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich.

J Biomech Eng 99(2), 104-109 (May 01, 1977) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3426270 History: Received January 24, 1977; Online October 21, 2010


A new method for collecting in-vivo bone strain data in monkeys has been developed and tested. The method includes a system which consists of a new design of implantable strain transducer and its companion telemetry package. The transducer fits into a hole drilled in a monkey tibia and is threaded for subsequent bone ingrowth. The transducers and telemetry package are biocompatible for over 503 days. The telemetry package uses Pulse Interval Ratio Modulation (PIRM) to transmit strain information to receiving equipment located outside the animal housing cage.

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