Holographic interferometry

  • J. R. Tyrer
  • J. C. Shelton


The field of biomechanics is complex, incorporating a variety of structures such as bones, acted upon by ligaments, tendons and muscles. Analysis of these structures is important to understand their normal function in order to assess any changes that may occur due to disease or following surgery. The measurement of the displacements that occur upon loading these structures, using a non-contacting, full-field optical technique, not only allows the natural tissue to be used but also minimizes measurement artefacts. Holographic interferometry is one such measurement technique, which when applied carefully has many potential applications in biomechanics.


Fringe Pattern Holographic Interferometry Intact Femur Object Beam Double Exposure 
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  • J. C. Shelton

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