Dr Bhushan Borotikar appointed as Honorary Senior Lecturer
Welcome to Dr Bhushan Borotikar from the INSERM UMR 1101 Laboratory for Medical Information Processing (LaTIM) as Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Division of Biomedical Engineering. Dr Borotikar has strong research collaborations with Dr Tinashe Mutsvangwanga.
Dr Borotikar's research interests are focused on understanding human movement in the clinical or surgical treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, sports injuries, and joint replacements. Pathologies include but are not limited to work related injuries (anterior knee pain), sports injuries (anterior cruciate ligament injuries), neurological diseases (Cerebral Palsy), neurodegenerative disorders (Parkinson’s disease), non-communicable diseases (diabetes), and degenerative joint diseases (Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis). Depending on the disorder and type of population (adult or children), Dr Borotikar works on creating research based strategies to either optimize the current methods for better surgical outcomes or to find novel solutions that can be clinically validated and implemented.
Dr Borotikar's research projects are focused on developing tools and procedures using various state-of-the-art engineering techniques and domains including finite element modeling, dynamic multibody modeling, multiscale modeling, statistical shape modeling, medical image processing, machine learning, digital signal processing, robotic arms and platform development, bioinstrumentation, biomechanics, medical device designs, 2D and 3D gait analysis etc. For example, he has been using statistical shape modeling approach to understand obstetrician’s branchial plexus palsy in children and how it leads to shoulder deformity. Another project is focused on developing novel dynamic MRI techniques to understand in vivo ankle joint function in children with equinus deformity due to cerebral palsy. Dr Borotikar's sports injury project focuses on anterior cruciate ligament ruptures, to either prevent such injuries or to optimize the post-surgical rehabilitation regimes. He is also engaged in developing medical devices such as a smart diabetic shoe for patients with neuropathies to predict the onset of ulcers, or a 2D portable gait lab as a low-cost alternative to 3D gait labs.