Mari S. Truman M.S. P.E., Founder and Principal Engineer, OrthoBioMech
Mari's practices in the subspecialty fields of impact and injury biomechanics and orthopaedic biomechanics. She has over 38 years of experience in new product design and development for orthopaedic medical devices, including implants and instruments used for both human joint reconstruction and skeletal trauma reconstruction and repair. In development projects, Mari draws on her strong knowledge of design control processes; failure modes and effects analysis; clinically relevant tissue loading; design safety assurance, including device performance requirements and warnings; and CAD and CAE. Mari has worked for well over a dozen orthopaedic companies in the design and development of a variety of orthopaedic devices and holds three patents with additional patents in prosecution.
Mari routinely applies the principles of engineering mechanics to understand basic biological processes and mechanisms related to the structure, function, and injury thresholds of body tissues, with emphasis on bone and other skeletal tissues and organ systems, such as the brain, skin, heart, and abdominal organs. Mari's unique experience includes examining motions and forces applied by and to the body during fall and fall recovery, projectile impacts, vehicular collisions and sports, recreation, and occupational overuse or injury.
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