Motion Capture and Mobile Sensing – ALAN Network Seminar
Attend this Seminar held by Assisted Living Action Network (ALAN), West of England AHSN and Medilink South West
Date: Wednesday 25 November 2020
The Bristol Centre for Enablement: Update
David Rowlands, BCE Director
Centre for the Analysis of Motion, Entertainment Research and Applications (CAMERA): “Using computer animation technology to support the rehabilitation of people with lower limb amputation and spinal cord injuries”
Dr Elena Seminati, CAMERA, University of Bath
Elena’s research interests include lower limb amputees, pathological locomotion, sport injury prevention, and motion analysis. Her research approach includes both experimental sessions and musculoskeletal modelling of the human motion, in order to establish risk factors, prevent injuries/illness and improve performance and quality of life of people with disabilities. In 2014 Elena moved to the University of Bath working with the biomechanics team of the Department for Health. In 2016, Elena joined the CAMERA centre working on a project entitled ‘Mapping Amputees residuum changes’. This research, in collaboration with the Bristol Centre of Enablement, aims to generate an accurate measure of daily and long-term residual limb volume changes in lower limb amputees, providing data, which can immediately be utilised for patients’ rehabilitation and adaptable prosthetic liners design.This evening Elena will describe what are the main research activities of the CAMERA centre related to the area of rehabilitation, with a focus on the population of the amputees and the people affect by spinal cord injury.
DataGait “Using the sensors in a mobile phone to measure gait to monitor recovery from Covid-19” DataGait Project
Covid-19 is putting unprecedented pressure on clinical services, including rehabilitation following recovery. Gait is a measure that can be used to assess recovery. There are a number of products that measure gait using external sensors. We can do this, but we can also use the sensors in the phone only. Our system is simple to use, the phone is positioned on the lower back, usually in a simple holder and the patient walks 10 metres. The clinical approach has been developed and validated by Oxford Brooks University over 15 years. 500More have developed the Azure based platform for commercial exploitation. It allows low-cost home-based monitoring, replacing the need for outpatient visits, or multiple home visits. It can be used by private practice physiotherapists or NHS, and in care homes.