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The weighted optimal common shape technique improves identification of the hip joint centre of rotation in vivo

Heller, Markus O., Kratzenstein, Stefan, Ehring, Rainald M., Wassilew, Georgi, Duda, Georg M. and Taylor, William R. (2011) The weighted optimal common shape technique improves identification of the hip joint centre of rotation in vivo Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 29, (10), pp. 1470-1475. (doi:10.1002/jor.21426).

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Regaining function is crucial for patients undergoing joint replacement. Dynamic function can be assessed objectively through tracking skeletal motion using markers attached to the skin. However, the precision of that approach has been limited in the often obese patients. The work here is the first demonstration that our rigorous mathematical framework allows tracking skeletal motion in patients with a precision that approaches theoretically optimal values determined from simulations. To enable the wider community to benefit from the technology we are currently integrating it into the commercial system of a UK-based global leader in gait analysis.

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Published date: October 2011
Organisations: Bioengineering Group


Local EPrints ID: 345225
ISSN: 0736-0266
PURE UUID: 23013699-2a55-4976-af43-38173b0bb69b
ORCID for Markus O. Heller: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 14 Nov 2012 11:18
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 05:11

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Author: Stefan Kratzenstein
Author: Rainald M. Ehring
Author: Georgi Wassilew
Author: Georg M. Duda
Author: William R. Taylor

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