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Bart Bolsterlee

Current Appointments

Senior Research Fellow
Conjoint Associate Lecturer, UNSW Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering
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Dr Bart Bolsterlee is a mechanical engineer (BSc) and biomedical engineer (MSc, PhD) who studies the generation of force and movement in humans. His specialty is the use of imaging technologies such as MRI and ultrasound to study human movement biomechanics. In 2014 he completed his PhD in biomechanical modelling of the human upper limb at Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands). His current work at NeuRA focuses on the use of diffusion tensor imaging (DTI; an MRI technique) to measure muscle structure. He has recently developed novel algorithms to obtain quantitative measurements of muscle architecture by combining information from anatomical MRI and DTI scans. He applies these techniques to study mechanisms of muscle contracture (stiffening of muscles) in patients with stroke and cerebral palsy. He also performs studies in basic muscle physiology and biomechanics to elucidate the mechanical role of active and passive structures in muscles, and to study how muscles change shape following exercise.

Dr Bart Bolsterlee’s work has been published in high-quality journals such as Journal of Biomechanics, Journal of Applied Physiology and PlosONE. He is the secretary/treasurer of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Biomechanics.


2023 Dec

Three-dimensional architecture of the human subscapularis muscle in vivo

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2023, 06 Nov

Compositional and Functional MRI of Skeletal Muscle: A Review

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2023, 02 Nov

Human lower leg muscles grow asynchronously

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2023 Jul

Strain-dependent shear properties of human adipose tissue in vivo

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2023 Jun

Three-dimensional skeletal muscle architecture in the lower legs of living human infants

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2022, 28 Mar

Hybrid Attentive Unet for Segmentation of Lower Leg Muscles and Bones From MRI Scans For Musculoskeletal Research

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2022, 01 Mar

A new framework for analysis of three-dimensional shape and architecture of human skeletal muscles from in vivo imaging data

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2022 Jan

Regional variation in lateral and medial gastrocnemius muscle fibre lengths obtained from diffusion tensor imaging

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2021 Dec

Deep learning methods for automatic segmentation of lower leg muscles and bones from MRI scans of children with and without cerebral palsy

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2021 Dec

Quantity versus quality: Age-related differences in muscle volume, intramuscular fat, and mechanical properties in the triceps surae

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