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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.
hip joint center; gait; functional joint location algorithm
Soutelle, James, "A Novel Algorithm for Creating Useful Hip Joint Center Location Estimates from Gait Motion" (2013). Open Access Theses. 417.