3D Motionprint ® ...the next generation of medical imaging
Evaluating functional activities of life, work or sport and improving the quality of life for millions of patients struggling with movement-related injuries and disorders is a major heathcare challenge. While well known for its applications in the entertainment, gaming and virtual reality industries, 3-D motion capture technology has a long clinical history for use in pediatrics for pre-surgical planning in a variety of movement related disorders such as Cerebral Palsy and Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy.
With motion analysis, clinicians can assess a broad range of whole-body movement related characteristics, providing much greater insight into the root causes of orthopaedic injuries, guide appropriate treatment planning and reduce the significant medical and social costs associated with chronic pain, disability, loss of productivity and impact on quality of life issues. Component instrumentation has received FDA clearance for clinical applications.
Introduction to Basic Motion Capture
Various terms such as motion capture, movement tracking or mocap describe a process of measuring an individuals movement characteristics and creating a digital image using sophisticated biomechanical modeling software. Click the image below:
Introduction to Basic Electromyography
Electromyography also known as EMG is a process of evaluating the electrical activity of muscles while performing specified activities. Movement requires muscles and nerves to act through an electrical current. When muscles and nerves are not performing normally, measuring and evaluating how they are functioning can assist physicians in determining appropriate diagnosis and treatment. Click the image below:
Introduction to Basic Kinetics
In an instructional course lecture for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Dr. James Gage stated, "Kinesiology, which is the study of gait, can be divided into two areas: kinematics and kinetics...Kinetics...deals with forces that produce the motion. These measurements include joint moments and joint powers". Read his paper, The Clinical Use of Kinetics for Evaluation of Pathological Gait in Cerebral Palsy.
Check back for a video presentation on kinetics.