Kinematic Data Collection and Analysis

Kinematic data from cadaveric studies has been used to validate new technologies and design new surgical devices. Patient kinematics has been used to address movement-related pathologies for the design of potential interventions.

The laboratory is capable of capturing kinematic data using several state-of-the-art hardware systems, including:

  • Optotrak Certus (Northern Digital)
  • Fastrak (Polhemus)
  • Liberty (Polhemus)
  • Moiré Phase Tracking System (Metria Innovation)
  • ShapeTape (Measurand)

Three-dimensional scanning is performed using a FastSCAN laser scanner (Polhemus). Deformation and marker motion can also be captured with the laboratory's digital image correlation (DIC) camera system (ARAMIS 3D Real Time 4M).