Servohydraulic ISO Hip Simulator
The current ISO hip joint simulator was specifically designed for in vitro wear testing of acetabular cups against ceramic femoral heads of hip implants in fluid environment. The simulator unit allows the simultaneous independent three angular motions: flexion/extension, abduction/adduction, and internal/external rotation, with the periodic application of axial load on an implant according to ISO 14242 standard. All angular displacements are executed with high precision that is enabled by the implementation of rotary encoders. The fluid test medium fills a flexible bag surrounding an implant, and is in constant circulation under controlled temperature.The servohydraulic hip simulator can be introduced in the existing testing systems to enable the transformation of your rig into the orbital hip wear simulator that allows the mimic of physiological motions of the hip joint in vivo environmental conditions.