Instituto Meiners


Instituto Meiners (Meiners Institute) is an institution devoted to the study, research and development of new technologies.


In addition, the Institute provides advanced academic training -for special cases- through programs, workshops and joint research projects with institutes and universities in Argentina and abroad. The results of its research are published in peer reviewed journals, and/or discussion papers.


IM is involved in fostering innovation in high technological fields, always considering two major premises:

First, we are deeply concerned about environmental issues and norms.

Second, the institute will never support or favor any military use of its technology.


Brief of some developments performed by IM:

- Analyses of the knee-joints kinematical properties in order to develop complex orthosis articulations using sequenced tomography files with parametric software to be as close as possible to reality.

- Development of bionic prosthetic hands for amputees with biofeedback of pressure and temperature, with a titanium alloy inner-frame machined by water jet and surface finished/etched with 2.1 micron thick non-crystalline continuous diamond foil in order to avoid lubricants (due to its inherent and unique tribologic properties).

- Structural static and dynamic analysis for human bones with computers and mathematical models + FEA.

- Heart ventricular-assist devices.

- Haptic micromanipulators for endoscopic surgery with a precision mechanism including SMA and piezo (PZT) actuators.

- Solar/ fuel-cell powered aircraft-grade aluminum vessel (for tourism applications, 80 passengers), optimizing aero+hydrodynamic performances (with CFD) and all structural components (plus the associated propulsion system with twin oscillating SMA-actuated fins, not with propellers) with FEA, in order to reduce experimental-prototype phase.

- Static and dynamic Maglev (Magnetic Levitation) applications.

- Space Suits for EVA and Mars planet with our patented UniJoints, in order to achieve 1bar of internal pressure.

- Special illumination phase-arrays for 3D effects.

- Undersea unmanned oil platforms.