Unsupervised gait retraining using a wireless pressure-detecting shoe insole

Background The knee adduction moment (KAM) is a surrogate measure of mediolateral distribution of loads across the knee joint and is correlated with progression and severity of knee osteoarthritis (OA). Existing biomechanical approaches for unloading the arthritic medial knee compartment vary in their effectiveness in reducing KAM. This study employed a completely wireless, pressure-detecting shoe […]

Adherence to in-home gait retaining using feedback from smartphone app

Purpose A high knee adduction moment (KAM) has repeatedly been linked to progression and severity of medial knee osteoarthritis (OA). It places higher than normal loads on the medial compartment of the knee and has become a target for biomechanical intervention. To lower KAM and slow OA progression, gait modification and retraining have been explored. […]

“Open-Go-Science” for better adaption and rehabilitation after fractures and operations of the lower extremities

Zusammenfassung Die Verordnung von Teilbelastung ist ein alltägliches und anerkanntes Behandlungskonzept in der Medizin. Es existieren allerdings keine verlässlichen Daten über die heilungsoptimierte BKK und Dauer der Teilbelastung. Um dies herauszufinden stellt die Protokollierung der BKK und Mobilität postoperativer Patienten unter Teilbelastung eine denkbare Lösung dar. Mit Hilfe dieser Daten sollte es möglich sein, Schlussfolgerungen […]

Validation and reliability testing of a new, fully integrated gait analysis insole

Background A new tool (OpenGo, Moticon GmbH) was introduced to continuously measure kinetic and temporospatial gait parameters independently through an insole over up to 4 weeks. The goal of this study was to investigate the validity and reliability of this new insole system in a group of healthy individuals. Methods Gait data were collected from […]