The 2016 International Conference on Neurorehabilitation will bring together researchers and students from the fields of Clinical Rehabilitation, Applied Neurophysiology, and Biomedical Engineering to promote, feed and encourage this therapeutic global shift. Moreover, the conference will be held in parallel with the International Symposium on Wearable Robotics, which will bring together researchers and innovators from all around the world to discuss novel approaches, challenges and potential solutions in technologies for wearable robots, especially in the clinical field.
Workshop LaSalle + Technaid (ICNR 2016 – October-22th 9.40h-13.00h)
Inertial technology for Biomechanical Assessment, breaking paradigms.
It is well known that motion capture systems based on cameras (photogrammetric technics) are reference in the biomechanical analysis field, despite its limitations and disadvantages, such as high computational costs, high start-up time or low portability. The cutting-edge inertial technology is showing excellent capabilities to become a revolutionary new reference in this field with several advantages.
Organized by Centro Superior de Estudios Universitarios LaSalle and the company Technaid S.L., this workshop is framed as a hands-on experience where the attenders will immerse in using the Tech-MCS, the inertial motion capture system developed by Technaid and designed for biomechanical analysis.
Thus, starting with the basics of this technology through some research studies, it will be evident how the versatility, portability and reliability of the inertial technology increase its potential to be applied in different areas of human biomechanics assessment.
– Introduction to Inertial Technology.
A brief introduction to Inertial Technology fundaments will underlie the lecture about Inertial Motion Capture Systems applied to human biomechanics, as an objective measurement tool. During the lecture we will go in depth in the extent of these systems stocktaking the advantages and disadvantages in their application on biomechanics.
– Presentation of Inertial Technology Reliability Validation Studies.
We will introduce the different Validation Studies carried out at the LaSalle’s Biomechanics Laboratory. The most relevant study is about the comparison between Inertial Technology based Motion Capture System and current market referents as Optoelectronic Motion Capture Systems. Several data will be explained about the Inertial System validity during the evaluation of human biomechanics in different motion planes.
– Movement Valuation During Musculoskeletal Pain. Pathologic Gait Study.
Experimentation will be prioritized. Attendees will have the opportunity to implement their recent knowledge about Inertial Motion Capture Systems by means of different exercises selected to strengthen the use of this technology with an easy and efficient approach, obtaining quick results. 3D angular measurements will be obtained in different human joints, as well as different Pathologic Gait Analysis will be carried out. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to set out and solve any specific need about their studies in movement analysis.
– Implementation in Neuro-Rehabilitation.
Central nervous system disorders usually come up with different motor disorders. In neuro-rehabilitation area, the improvement on the joints’ motor control could be assisted by inertial systems in order to increase the cognitive impact of the movement, as well as to apply sensitive feedback techniques.
Physiotherapeutic procedures examples, for motor-control improvement, applying inertial technology will be introduced too.