Orthopaedic Research Institute - Phase 1

Orthopaedic Research Institute, Bournemouth 

Start Date:01/10/2015                                 End Date:31/03/2019


Growth Deal funding up to £1,650,000 (phase 1 £700,000 / phase 2 £950,000)

Awarded to Bournemouth University

Project Summary-  

- Phase 1: Purchase of equipment to establish the Orthopaedic Research Institute - COMPLETED.

- Phase 2: Purchase of additional equipment and expansion of ORI as a global gateway - ONGOING



  • To deliver the equipment


  • Equipment delivered

Local Growth Funding was awarded to establish a research centre of excellence in orthopaedics at Bournemouth University, to grow Dorset’s Orthopaedic Development and Innovation Accelerator Cluster of innovative businesses in this field.

This includes the purchase of a number of key pieces of cutting-edge virtual reality training equipment:

  • A new world-class orthopaedic gait analysis laboratory - the ‘GRAIL’ (gait real-time analysis interactive laboratory)
  • Primus RS equipment for muscle testing, joint angle measurement, muscle force testing as well as models of hips for demonstrations and video recording equipment
  • Virtual reality arthroscopy (a VR training system for hip arthroscopy based on virtual reality VR techniques).  BUORI is the only place in the world to offer this type of keyhole surgery training
  • TKR (a VR training system for total knee replacement).  BUORI is the first centre in Europe to offer this facility.

The  Orthopaedic Research Institute (ORI) works across Bournemouth University and with local hospitals and industry partners to carry out research aimed at improving current orthopaedic treatments, developing better surgeries and testing new technology and developing better rehabilitation processes.

For further information visit the BU ORI website.




Contact Details 

Orthopaedic Research Institute

Tel: +44 (0) 1202 961656

Email: ori@bournemouth.ac.uk

Web: https://microsites.bournemouth.ac.uk/ori/

Dorset LEP

Katherine May, Programme Manager

Email: kmay@bournemouth.ac.uk

Tel: 01202 962720

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