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Ben Stansfield is a Senior Lecturer in Health Engineering with a background in Mechanical Engineering. Ben converted to a Biomechanics specialism with MSc and PhD studies as Strathclyde University in Glasgow. Ben has extensive experience of motion and force analysis in the lower and upper limbs. Validation of musculoskeletal modelling software has formed a core element of Ben’s work to date bringing extensive expertise in the field of 3D analysis of human motion.
Current projects include the investigation of the internal loading in the wrist joint using biomechanical and finite element approaches; examination of the biomechanical implications of the design of package closures; development of three axis force sensors and evaluation of activity monitoring devices for characterisation of rehabilitation progress. This work is funded by Research Council and Charitable grants.
Ben Stansfield’s research interests may be summarised in the following three areas:
Carse B, Thomson A, Stansfield B (in press), Use of biomechanical data in the Inclusive Design process: Packaging design and the older adult, Journal of Engineering Design.
Gislason MK, Nash DH, Nicol AC, Kanellopoulos A, Bransby-Zachary M, Hems T, Condon B, Stansfield BW (2009), A 3D finite element model of maximal grip loading in the human wrist, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine Vol.223, pp849-861.
Curtis DJ, Bencke J, Stebbins JA, Stansfield B (2009) Intra-rater repeatability of the Oxford foot model in healthy children in different stages of the foot roll over process during gait, Gait & Posture, Vol.30, pp118-121.
Hillman S, Stansfield B, Richardson A, Robb J (2009), Development of temporal and distance parameters of gait in normal children, Gait and Posture, 29, pp81-85.
Abu-Rajab RB, Stansfield BW, Nunn T, Nicol AC, Kelly IG (2006), Re-attachment of the tuberosities of the humerus following hemiarthroplasty for four part fracture, J Bone Joint Surg (Br), Vol.88-B, pp1539-44.
Stansfield BW, Hillman SJ, Hazlewood ME, Robb JE (2006), Regression analysis of gait parameters with speed in normal children walking at self-selected speeds, Gait and Posture, Vol.23, pp288-294.
Stansfield BW, Nicol AC, Paul JP, Kelly IG, Graichen F, Bergmann G (2003), Direct comparison of calculated hip joint contact forces with those measured using instrumented implants. An evaluation of a three-dimensional mathematical model of the lower limb, Journal of Biomechanics, Vol.36, No.7, pp929-936.
Stansfield BW, Hazlewood ME, Hillman SJ, Lawson AM, Loudon IR, Mann AM, Robb JE (2003), Normalisation of gait data in children, Gait and Posture, Vol.17, pp81-87.
Stansfield BW, Nicol AC (2002), Hip joint contact forces in normal subjects and subjects with total hip prostheses: Walking and stair and ramp negotiation, Clinical Biomechanics, Vol.17, pp130-139.
Stansfield BW, Hazlewood ME, Hillman SJ, Lawson AM, Loudon IR, Mann AM, Robb JE (2001), Normalised speed, not age, characterises ground reaction force patterns in 5 - 12 year old children walking at self selected speeds, Journal of Paediatric Orthopaedics, vol.21, No.3, pp395-402.
Stansfield BW, Hazlewood ME, Hillman SJ, Lawson AM, Loudon IR, Mann AM, Robb JE (2001), Sagittal joint angles, moments and powers are predominantly characterised by speed of progression, not age, in 7 to 12 year old normal children walking at self selected speeds, Journal of Paediatric Orthopaedics, Vol.21, No.3, pp403-411.
Tang K, Richardson A, Spence W, Simpson D, Maxwell D, Stansfield B (2009), Quantification of free-living physical activity in Cerebral Palsy: Does Mobility Score tell the whole story? CMAS, 30-31 March, Edinburgh, UK.
Hillman S, Stansfield B, Richardson A, Robb J (2008), The development of walk ratio in normal children, Gait and Posture, 28S pS67;P030. (ESMAC, Turkey).
Gislason MK., Nash DH, Stansfield B (2008), In vivo contact stresses at the radiocarpal joint using a finite element method of the complete write joint, Journal of Biomechanics, Volume 41, Supplement 1, July 2008, Page S147 (ESB 2008, Lucerne, Switzerland)
Tang KT, Spence WD, Simpson D, Richardson A, Maxwell D, Stansfield BW, (2008), Multi-day physical activity monitoring in people with cerebral palsy, ICAMPAM 21-24 May, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Tang KT, Stansfield BW, Simpson D, Maxwell D, Spence WD (2008), Monitoring of daily activity levels and prosthetic wearing times in trans-tibial amputees using suction sockets, ICAMPAM 21-24 May, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Carse B, Thomson A, Stansfield B (2007), Packaging and the Older Adult, 'Working Paper' in the Proceedings of Include 2007, London.
Thomson A, Carse B, Stansfield B (2007), Design Requirements and the Older Adult, International Conference of Engineering Design, Paris, France.
Tang KT, Stansfield BW, Spence WD, Simpson D, Maxwell D (2007), The quantification of lower limb prosthetic wearing times and amputees' activity levels when using suction sockets, 12th World Congress of the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics, Vancouver, Canada, pp 304.
Tang KT, Spence WD, Simpson D, Richardson A, Maxwell D, Stansfield BW (2007), The validation of an activity monitor for subjects with cerebral palsy, 16th Annual Meeting of the European Society of Movement Analysis for Adults and Children, Athens, Greece. Gait & Posture 26 (Supplement 1) pS23.
Macleod NA, Nash D, Stansfield B, Bransby-Zachary M, Hems T (2007), cadaveric analysis of the wrist and forearm load distribution for finite element validation, Proceedings of the 6th International Hand and Wrist Biomechanics Symposium, Tainan, Taiwan p11.
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