Ian Stavness


ArtiSynth is a 3D biomechanical simulation platform, developed at UBC, directed toward modeling orofacial (OPAL) anatomy.

I am an active ArtiSynth developer working on advanced finite-element muscle modeling. During my PhD, I worked on three projects using ArtiSynth: a tracking-based controller for finite-element models, a model of coupled jaw-tongue-hyoid biomechanics, and a model of jaw biomechanics after surgical alteration.


Ian Stavness, JE Lloyd, and SS Fels. Automatic Prediction of Tongue Muscle Activations Using a Finite Element Model. Journal of Biomechanics, 45(16):2841-2848, 2012. [ PDF ]
JE Lloyd, Ian Stavness, and SS Fels. ArtiSynth: A Fast Interactive Biomechanical Modeling Toolkit Combining Multibody and Finite Element Simulation. In Soft Tissue Biomechanical Modeling for Computer Assisted Surgery. Springer-Verlag, 11:355-394, 2012. [ PDF ]
Ian Stavness, JE Lloyd, Y Payan, and SS Fels. Dynamic Hard-Soft Tissue Models for Orofacial Biomechanics. ACM SIGGRAPH Talks, July 2010.
Ian Stavness, JE Lloyd, Y Payan, and SS Fels. Coupled Hard-Soft Tissue Simulation with Contact and Constraints Applied to Jaw-Tongue-Hyoid Dynamics. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering, 27:367-390, 2011. [ PDF ]
Ian Stavness, AG Hannam, JE Lloyd, and SS Fels. Predicting muscle patterns for hemimandibulectomy models. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, 13(4):483-491, 2010.
AG Hannam, Ian Stavness, JE Lloyd, SS Fels, A Miller, and D Curtis. A comparison of simulated jaw dynamics in models of segmental mandibular resection versus resection with alloplastic reconstruction. Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, 104(3):191-198, 2010.
AG Hannam, Ian Stavness, JE Lloyd, and SS Fels. A Dynamic Model of Jaw and Hyoid Biomechanics during Chewing. Journal of Biomechanics, 41(5):1069-1076, 2008.