Traction Force Microscopy

By Bara Saadah1, AbderRahman N Sobh1, Alireza Tofangchi1

1. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

This is a tool for particle motion tracking with respect to physical forces.

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Version 1.1b - published on 22 Dec 2015

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The users simply upload the experimental displacement field generated by the cell's movement to the Finite Element Analysis Program (FEAP) software interface. The numerical simulation can then be used to run models with different elastic material properties (E, v), geometry, and mesh sizes to obtain traction field and stresses over the entire region

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  • Bara Saadah, AbderRahman N Sobh, Alireza Tofangchi (2015), "Traction Force Microscopy," (DOI: 10.4231/D3FT8DK8X).

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