Lower limb orthoses are an integral part of the rehabilitative medical management of children. Properly prescribed orthoses are essential to maximize the effectiveness of a brace and a patient's ambulatory function. Orthoses can be viewed in a similar light to a pharmacological intervention in the sense that they may have undesirable systemic side effects. A more global perspective of the effects of brace interactions with the entire body is necessary to match patients' needs and abilities with the function provided by orthoses while minimizing undesirable effects. Savvy clinicians can make use of technology to assist in the realization of these goals. Computer modeling and analysis can help in visualizing the highly coupled effects of body segment interactions and thus in clarifying the mechanisms by which braces work and how the body adapts to the orthotic application. This paper presents a brief introduction to developing analytical tools and research efforts making inroads in these areas.
|Title of host publication
|Subtitle of host publication
|A New Millennium in Clinical Care and Motion Analysis Technology
|Gerald F. Harris, Peter A. Smith
|Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
|Number of pages
|Published - 2000
|22nd Annual International Conference on Shriners Pediatric Workshop/Symposium: A New Millennium of Discovery in Clinical Care and Motion Analysis Technology - Chicago, United States
Duration: Jul 23 2000 → Jul 28 2000
|Pediatric Gait: A New Millennium in Clinical Care and Motion Analysis Technology
|22nd Annual International Conference on Shriners Pediatric Workshop/Symposium: A New Millennium of Discovery in Clinical Care and Motion Analysis Technology
|7/23/00 → 7/28/00
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Biomedical Engineering
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health