Georges Van der Perre (1942-2017), a pionneer in the study of bone vibration and monitoring of healing with ultrasound

In memoriam Professor Georges Van der Perre can be read on the European Society of Biomechanics website. Georges Van der Perre was a Professor at KU Leuven (Belgium) involved in bone Biomechanics. Some in the bone ultrasound community are familiar with his works, particularly in the 1980′ and 1990′ on the measurement of the modes of vibration of tibia (e.g., [1,2]) and the measurement of cortical bone with an axial transmission setup aiming in particular at monitoring bone healing (e.g. [3]).

[1] Identification of in-vivo vibration modes of human tibiae by modal-analysis. G. van der Perre, R. Vanaudekercke, M. Martens et al. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering-Transactions of The ASME (1983) Volume: 105 Issue: 3
[2] In vivo assessment of bone mechanical properties by vibration and ultrasonic wave propagation analysis, G. van der Perre, G. Lowet, Bone, Volume 18, Issue 1, Supplement 1, 1996
[3] Ultrasound velocity measurement in long bones: Measurement method and simulation of ultrasound wave propagation, G. Lowet, G. Van der Perre. Journal of Biomechanics, Volume 29, Issue 10, 1996