Hidden Markov Model-Based Smart Annotation for Benchmark Cyclic Activity Recognition Database Using Wearables

Abstract Activity monitoring using wearables is becoming ubiquitous, although accurate cycle level analysis, such as step-counting and gait analysis, are limited by a lack of realistic and labeled datasets. The effort required to obtain and annotate such datasets is massive, therefore we propose a smart annotation pipeline which reduces the number of events needing manual adjustment […]

Possibilities And Limits Of Smart Insoles For The Application In The Area Of Sports And Healthcare

Conclusion Smart insoles offer a great advantage for individual and flexible ambulant usage in the form of continuous control for postoperative patients during their rehabilitation process. Smart insoles are characterized by very good handling and high comfort. Their performance is limited by the sole’s thickness, the external influences such as e.g. water, humidity, sweat or […]

Postoperative changes in gait pattern following 1st metatarsophalangeal joint fusion

Abstract To evaluate the changes in kinetic and temporospatial gait parameters following 1st metatarsalphalangeal joint (MTPJ) arthrodesis in a population with severe hallux valgus deformity. A novel, fully integrated and wireless sensor insole (OpenGo, Moticon, München, Germany) was used for gait analysis. Hallux valgus is one of the most common foot pathologies resulting in changes of […]

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. […]

Pressure-based auditory feedback to reduce knee moment in subjects with medical knee osteoarthritis

Purpose The knee adduction moment (KAM) is a surrogate of medial compartment load during gait and is a target of conservative therapy for medial knee osteoarthritis (OA). Gait modifications have been shown to achieve KAM reduction, however, there has been limited experience with gait retraining methods outside the laboratory. In a previous study, we demonstrated […]

Long-term pathological gait pattern changes after talus fractures – dynamic measurements with a new insole

Purpose The aim of the current study was to describe long-term gait changes after talus fractures, identify patterns associated with poor outcome and discuss possible treatment options based on dynamic gait analysis. Methods Twenty-seven patients were followed-up clinically and via gait analysis after talus fracture osteosynthesis. Continuous dynamic pedobarography with a gait analysis insole was […]

Assymetry of foot pressure for transfemoral amputees during gait in real world

JOB OFFER Keywords Gait analysis, amputee Abstract The prosthetic socket is the most important compartment of the prostheses for transfemoral amputees. Nowadays, the ischial containment socket (ICS) and anatomical socket (ANA) have been widely used as prosthetic socket for transfemoral amputee. Some studies have showed differences of biomechanical features between the sockets, such as range […]

A novel tool for continuous fracture aftercare – Clinical feasibility and first results of a new telemetric gait analysis insole

Background Weight bearing after lower extremity fractures still remains a highly controversial issue. Even in ankle fractures, themost common lower extremity injury no standard aftercare protocol has been established. Average non weight bearing times range from 0 to 7 weeks, with standardised, radiological healing controls at fixed time intervals. Recent literature calls for patient-adapted aftercare […]

Gait Analysis on the move: The Infinite Gait Walkway

Abstract In order to analyze human gait patterns, highly accurate data must be collected at high frame rates. The state of the art is to deploy a carpet-like structure instrumented with pressure sensors, which allows for measuring position, orientation and pressure of each foot at each step. Since such gait “walkway carpets” are highly expensive […]