Elisabete Silva has a degree in Biomedical Engineer and she has a Master in Biomedical Engineering by the Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal. Nowadays, she is a researcher in Biomechanics at INEGI/FEUP Porto, Portugal and, additionally, she is a PhD student of Biomedical Engineering in Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal. She has published scientific papers and has various communications in scientific meetings. She studied the influence of the fetus head molding on the biomechanical behavior of the pelvic floor muscles, during vaginal delivery and also studied the in vivo biomechanical properties of pelvic floor muscles using inverse finite element analysis. In this moment, she studies the in vivo biomechanical properties of the pelvic floor muscles of different groups of women - with stress urinary incontinence pelvic organ prolapse and asymptomatic.
Vaginal delivery, Fetus Head, Pelvic Anatomy, Female pelvic floor muscles and their surrounding structures - bony pelvis and coccyx. Biomechanics, Computational Models, Constitutive Models, Inverse Methods, Magnetic Resonance Imaging.