City College: M. Basu, S. Fritton and S. Cowin
It has been observed from experimental studies that bone formation due to mechanical loading is site-specific and non-uniform. The response is known to depend on the type of stimuli (e.g., strain gradient, strain magnitude, etc.). This has led researchers to believe that a spatial relation exists between specific mechanical stimuli and sites of bone formation. Linear models have been proposed in the past to depict the underlying relationship. This research group is in the process of developing a model with the ability to learn from data. Preliminary results with a neural network model received excellent reviews from the neural network community.