MIRACLE project key personnel Docent Isaac Afara from the Department of Applied Physics, University of Eastern Finland secured funding for an Academy of Finland Research Fellow project focusing on computational modelling in spectroscopic characterization of connective tissues in osteoarthritis.

The project aims to provide fundamental insights that will improve the interpretation and effective application of optical spectroscopy for diagnosis of joint pathologies during arthroscopy. This could result in novel optical diagnostic approaches that could significantly enhance arthroscopic assessment of human joints.