Publication Date

2013-04-30

Availability

Open access

Embargo Period

2013-04-30

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Industrial Engineering (Engineering)

Date of Defense

2012-11-13

First Committee Member

Shihab Asfour

Second Committee Member

Loren Latta

Third Committee Member

Moataz Eltoukhy

Abstract

This document contains the results of an experiment conducted in the Biomechanics Research Laboratory at the University of Miami. A novel two sided hip joint center location algorithm was created and tested. The Vicon motion capture system located in the Biomechanics lab assisted in the testing of the algorithm. Both hip joint centers were successfully located during multiple gait trials. The hip location results were compared to the conventional predictive hip joint center techniques. A validation trial was also conducted. More validation testing is need to confirm the applicability of this hip joint center location technique.

Keywords

hip joint center; gait; functional joint location algorithm

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