Provide anatomically based computational models of the hearing process from acoustics to hair-cell mechanotransduction. The models are used for research, surgical simulations, and teaching.
The OtoBiomechanics Group at Stanford is developing three-dimensional and multiscale bio-computational models of the middle ear and the inner ear and their applications to understanding disease processes and interventions.
This project is a collection of code that simulates the biomechanics of the cochlea and the middle ear. At the core is FAST4. This is a program for calculating axisymmetric shells of revolution. FAST4 uses asymptotic methods for calculations, which are orders of magnitude faster than other methods including the finite element approach. The interface to FAST4 is built using MATLAB or Mathematica.