veículo de difusão de informações em análise de marcha, reabilitação e biomecânica, captura de movimento para produções industriais
clinical gait analysis, rehabilitation and biomechanics, industrial "motion capture" (MoCap)
"The Biomechanics Laboratory at Penn State was founded in 1967 by Dr. Richard Nelson, and has since been at the forefront of the development of biomechanics within the field of exercise and sport science.
The Center for Locomotion Studies (CELOS) was established by Dr. Peter Cavanagh in 1986 to focus faculty and graduate student research efforts in the areas of gait and human locomotion. The Center was dedicated to the discovery and development of biomechanical solutions for pathological conditions of the feet and lower extremities and as such extended the techniques developed in sports medicine to other populations and to health-related problems reaching beyond the competitive arena.'
The Center for Human Performance (CHP) is a state-of-the-art motion analysis institution based in San Diego, CA that operates service-based programs and integrated research in sports science, gait analysis, biomechanics, orthopedics, and motion capture for animation
"Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, formerly Children's Memorial Hospital, provides superior pediatric care in a setting that offers the latest benefits and innovations in medical technology, research and family-friendly design.
As the largest pediatric provider in the region with a 130-year legacy of excellence, kids and their families are at the center of all we do. Learn more about our family-centered approach to care."
"Center for Motion Analysis:
Established more than 30 years ago, the internationally renowned Center for Motion Analysis at Connecticut Children's is a full-service laboratory offering a wide range of diagnostic services for the evaluation of children with complex neuromuscular, acquired or congenital disorders that affect walking.
In addition, the center is a thriving research hub that pushes the boundaries of motion analysis for the understanding of pathologic movement disorders as well as more routine actions, such as running and throwing. The Center for Motion Analysis uses leading-edge technology to identify muscle activity, movements and other mobility nuances that are unique to each child. With this information, more accurate treatments for abnormal movements can be put in place and treatment outcomes can be objectively assessed."
"O Instituto de Medicina Física e Reabilitação do Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo – IMREA HC FMUSP é uma entidade do governo do Estado, cujo objetivo é servir às pessoas com deficiência física, transitória ou definitiva, que precisam de atendimento de reabilitação, desenvolvendo seu potencial físico, psicológico, social e profissional."
"Gillette's Center for Gait and Motion Analysis (Gait Lab) uses state-of-the-art computer technology to evaluate and develop effective treatments for movement problems.
Human movement is extremely complex, requiring precise coordination of our muscles, bones and nerves. Gillette's research in the biomechanics of human movement focuses on understanding the basic principles of movements such as walking, running, and using our arms and hands.
We study the fundamental ways the body coordinates forces produced by muscles—acting on bones as levers—to produce smooth, stable, and efficient motions. Basic knowledge helps us recognize how various orthopedic, neurological, and muscular conditions can impede motions critical to daily living. This research also helps us design optimal treatments aimed at the source of the problem, rather than just manage symptoms."
"The Hugh Williamson Gait Analysis Laboratory is a world leader in the analysis of walking disorders in children. Using state of the art equipment our highly specialist staff are able to determine why children walk the way they do. Knowing this it is then possible to plan treatment individually for each child."
"Motion analysis is the study of human movement. Directed by Kenton R. Kaufman, Ph.D., P.E., the Motion Analysis Laboratory at Mayo Clinic offers state-of-the-art treatment planning for patients with movement difficulties, aids in documenting results of therapeutic procedures and conducts research on future clinical applications of human movement analysis.
Modern motion analysis techniques, such as those used in the Motion Analysis Laboratory, can evaluate all aspects of a patient's gait at one time, allowing simultaneous treatment of multiple issues.
A key benefit of motion analysis is improved clinical decision-making. Using objective data gathered in the Motion Analysis Laboratory, clinicians can determine the most appropriate surgery or other treatment to correct each person's gait issue or other movement disorder. Depending on the condition, clinicians may consider several surgical and nonsurgical therapies.
Surgical treatments include a variety of procedures to lengthen specific muscles, transfer tendons or correct bony irregularities through the use of osteotomies. Nonsurgical recommendations include physical therapy, bracing or gait aids."
"Towards the end of disability
The Biomechatronics Group is one of over 20 research groups within the MIT Media Lab. The mission of our group is two fold. First, we seek to restore function to individuals who have impaired mobility due to trauma or disease through research and development. Second, we develop technologies that augment human performance beyond what nature intends.
These objectives are met by combining the scientific discipline of organismal and cellular neuromechanics with the technological discipline of bionic device design. Our research staff and students include biomechanists, neuroscientists, and biophysicists as well as electrical, mechanical, biomedical, and tissue engineers."
The Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center (NUPOC) has collaborative education and research interactions with faculty throughout Northwestern University (including our affiliation with Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation); and with other Feinberg-affiliated institutions. NUPOC integrates Prosthetics and Orthotics (P&O) education and research within a premier university medical setting.
"One of the most effective ways to study how people walk or otherwise move their bodies is through motion analysis. Using specialized cameras, computer technology captures and measures muscle activity, joint motion and forces, and pressure under the feet during walking."
"The Sensory Motor Performance Program (SMPP) at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) is devoted to the study of musculoskeletal, neuromuscular and sensory disorders that are associated with abnormal control of posture and movement. Towards this aim, research is driven by the tight collaboration between a group of scientists specializing on diverse topics relevant to rehabilitation. Faculty members have appointments in the Feinberg School of Medicine and the McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science which are both part of Northwestern University.
This webpage is primarily aimed at the scientific community. If you are a patient or are interested in the general thrust of our research please see our RIC home page."
"The RIVERS lab is an applied rehabilitation research lab where inter-disciplinary collaboration is heavily emphasized. We seek to understand aspects of motor control, behavioral and neural plasticity that form the basis of rehabilitation science. We are interested in documenting the validity and efficacy of interventions that will accelerate recovery of function for individuals with neurologic conditions. We collaborate with engineering labs in the development and testing of technologies that will address the mission of the laboratory."
"We've treated orthopaedic conditions since the founding of our first hospital in 1922. With a large full-time staff of pediatric orthopaedic surgeons in the United States, as well as a comprehensive team of physical, occupational, speech and other therapists, we are able to provide customized care to each child."
"The Movement Science Laboratory at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children evaluates patients' walking and movement patterns using 3-D motion capture technology. In the lab, small reflective balls are attached to the child, and special cameras measure the motion of the markers while the child walks across the lab or performs certain motions. We also evaluate children performing simple tests outside the laboratory such as the six minute walk test or agility courses. The information helps TSRHC medical staff make decisions about the best treatment options for the child."
O Grupo de Biomecânica envolve pesquisadores das áreas de saúde e engenharias, com o objetivo de estudar o comportamento mecânico de tecidos e biomateriais sob ação de esforços externos e outros tipos de solicitações, utilizando para isto técnicas computacionais e numéricas, em um enfoque multidisciplinar.
"VA operates the nation's largest integrated health care system, with more than 1,700 hospitals, clinics, community living centers, domiciliaries, readjustment counseling centers, and other facilities."