G. K. Ananthasuresh
Tools and Techniques for Mechano-diagnostics
There is increasing evidence that mechanical response of biological cells changes when a cell is under the effect of a virus or bacterium. Correlating the changed mechanical response to a specific disease condition paves the way for mechano-diagnostics as much as it would help understand a disease condition from the viewpoint of biomechanics. In this talk, we will discuss the tools and computational techniques developed in assessing the mechanical responses of single cells, suspended or adhered, in their native medium. The prospects for mechano-diagnostics will be outlined and some examples will be discussed in detail.