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What can we measure and how is it clinically important?

This workshop will explore new and existing technologies that are being used, or have the potential for use for clinical applications related to lower limb biomechanical assessment. With live interactive workshops to show the technology in action and with a key note introduction and facilitation by Professor Jim Richards, Professor in Biomechanics, University of Central Lancashire.

Speakers

Prof. Jim Richards, Professor in Biomechanics (University of Central Lancashire)

Program

Thursday, April 21st 2016

Time Description
9:30 – 09.45 Introduction to the day’s proceedings and objectives.
09:45 – 10.30 Empirically Led Clinical Practice: Importance, application and pitfalls
10.30 – 11.00 Use and Application of Surface Electromyography (sEMG)
11.00 – 11.30 Practical Demonstration of sEMG in Clinical Practice (with examples from the foot, knee and lower back)
11.45 – 12.15 Use and Application of Inertial Measurement (IM) Sensors
12: 15 – 12:45 Practical Demonstration of tools for Movement Analysis in Clinical Practice (specifically the use of wearable sensors)
13.30 – 14.00 Pressure Measurement Technology in Clinical Practice
14.00 – 15.00 The use of modified rocker sole boots and foot orthoses in the management of ankle arthropathy
15.15 – 15.45 The Force Awakens the Pressure from within
15.45 – 16.30 Summation of the day and open discussions

 

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