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Investigating the Use of Visualisations of Biomechanics in Physical Rehabilitation

  • David Loudon
  • Bruce Carse
  • Alastair S. Macdonald
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 221)

Abstract

Biomechanical analysis can be used to scientifically assess the causes of movement problems, measure progress and validate outcomes. However, the complexity of the data produced and the training required to use the available biomechanical analysis tools prevents the widespread understanding of this form of analysis beyond those with a background in biomechanics. This paper reports on multidisciplinary research, funded by the MRC’s LLHW programme, into the generation of three-dimensional, dynamic visualisations of biomechanical data and investigation of their use during functional rehabilitation trials, e.g., post-stroke, knee-joint replacement, and older adult exercise. The research will test the hypothesis that increased understanding of biomechanical concepts and measurements through this method of visualisation by both patients and clinicians will result in better patient outcomes.

Keywords

Visualisation Biomechanics Rehabilitation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Loudon
    • 1
  • Bruce Carse
    • 2
  • Alastair S. Macdonald
    • 1
  1. 1.The Glasgow School of ArtGlasgowUK
  2. 2.University of StrathclydeGlasgowUK

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