Kinematics and kinetics studies on upper extremity during walking frame ambulation

Ch'ng Tat Choo, Veronica Lestari Jauw, Subramaniam Parasuraman

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    The studies of upper extremity on bio mechanics during walker assisted gait provides perception into the novel design of the ambulatory device as well as the rehabilitative strategy for those who are in need. Thus far, the knowledge of kinetic, kinematics and functional requirements to efficiently use the walking aid device is still inadequate. Hence, this paper addresses the theoretical analysis through the skeleton model created by Visual 3D. The infrared cameras are used to capture the still position of the individual as well as their moving position. The purpose is to find the position difference aiding in data and gait analysis. Subsequently, other kinetics parameters can be tabulated based on the position difference. Furthermore, the kinematics data which is forces and moments can also be tabulated based on the kinetics data. These simulated data will be compared with the measured data that can be attained through the pressure sensors.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTrends in Intelligent Robotics, Automation, and Manufacturing: First International Conference, IRAM 2012
    EditorsS G Poonambalam, Jussi Parkkinen, Kuppan Chetty Ramanathan
    Place of PublicationBerlin Heidelberg
    PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd.
    Pages206 - 215
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)9783642351969
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    EventInternational Conference on Intelligent Robotics, Automation and Maufacturing (IRAM 2012) - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Duration: 28 Nov 201230 Nov 2012
    Conference number: 1st


    ConferenceInternational Conference on Intelligent Robotics, Automation and Maufacturing (IRAM 2012)
    Abbreviated titleIRAM 2012
    CityKuala Lumpur

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