Musculoskeletal kinematics

Scope, aims and objectives

Optical motion tracking, electromagnetic devices, and imaging technologies are used to quantify skeletal and soft-tissue movement. In this research theme experimental techniques and algorithms are developed and used in application areas such as in sports, orthopaedic surgery optimisation, and activities of daily living.

Key focuses of the research have included the development of novel ways to quantify upper limb motion, particularly the scapula, developing algorithms and software for the description of the movement of the elbow and knee, and the use of electron beam CT to quantify articular kinematics.

Key publications