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A kinematics simulation system for diagnosis, surgical planning and follow-up of joint disorders using data from both medical imaging and 3d electrogoniometry


The aim of this project is to develop a system of three tools based on medical imaging (CT-Scan and MRI) and three-dimensional (3D) electrogoniometry. From these data and using computer graphics techniques, very useful kinematics information can be visualised together with the 3D computer bone models.
The first tool of the system (based on the applicant's PhD research) wi use virtual markers set on the computer model surface to interpolate the joint kinematics parameters.
The second tool will analyse the computer model volumetric parameters t determine joint kinematics. The third tool will get the kinematics data from 3D electrogoniometry. At last, real time motion simulation will occur from the data of any of the three tools.
When achieved, this interactive system will be useful in the orthopaedics, surgical planning and follow-up of joint disorders.

Funding Scheme

RGI - Research grants (individual fellowships)


De Montfort University
Hammerwood Gate, Kents Hill
MK7 6HP Milton - Keynes
United Kingdom

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