GIBBON: A Geometry and Image-Based Bioengineering Add-on for MATLAB


Summary of the GIBBON toolbox

GIBBON is an open-source MATLAB toolbox by Kevin M. Moerman and includes an array of image and geometry visualization and processing tools and is interfaced with free open source software such as TetGen, for robust tetrahedral meshing, and FEBio for finite element analysis. The combination provides a highly flexible image-based modelling environment and enables advanced inverse finite element analysis.


Please cite GIBBON as: Moerman, (2018). GIBBON: The Geometry and Image-Based Bioengineering add-On. Journal of Open Source Software, 3(22), 506,


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Reporting issues and contributing

Please visit the GitHub site for reporting issues and to find out how to contribute.


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GIBBON: The Geometry and Image-based Bioengineering add-On. A toolbox for image segmentation, image-based modeling, meshing, and finite element analysis.

Copyright (C) 2019 Kevin Mattheus Moerman

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