Alexandra Hammerberg

My dissertation work with the Moticon sensor insoles, funded in part by the National Science Foundation, is situated at the intersection between biomechanics research and clinical orthopaedics, with applications towards rehabilitation medicine. The insoles allow us to take our work outside the laboratory and access environments and terrains that are not possible to reproduce in […]

Bipedal Perils for Patients: Peak Braking and Propulsive Forces in Gradient Walking

Keywords trauma patients, ground reaction forces, pressure distribution, real life motion patterns Background: Protecting a healing injury to the lower extremity often requires limiting the forces applied through ambulation. Lower extremity postoperative patients navigate a wide variety of terrains and obstacles once they regain mobility but are still in recovery. These terrains influence the peak […]