Shriners Hospitals for Children® are Using Motion Analysis Centres to Help Understand Patients’ Movements

Shriners Hospitals for Children® has announced their motion analysis centre consortium. The hospital’s Motion Analysis Centre is used to evaluate the movements and gait of children and teenagers. To read about this in more detail you can view the source press release here, at Business Wire. You can also visit Shriners Hospitals website by clicking here.

About the Motion Analysis Centre

The Motion Analysis Centre uses motion capture cameras to track movements made by children and teens. It can be used to monitor movements such as walking, pushing, twisting and more, and can measure muscle strength and cardiopulmonary fitness. The technology involves putting sensors on patients’ bodies and using infrared cameras. Together, these are able to track movements over time, and this information can be analysed to understand the patients’ movements.

The main aim of the centre is to identify functional deficits in a child’s gait, and, if possible, find the reason for them. According to the source article, the information collected by the system can be used to help doctors to diagnose patients, inform their decisions, and measure patient progress for those who have orthopaedic and neuromuscular conditions.

The Consortium

Canada Shriners Hospital held a consortium on the 20thand 21st September to bring together experts from twelve out of the fourteen Shriners Hospitals with Motion Analysis Centres. This event aims to promote the sharing of ideas between the scientists and work towards the development of new techniques and information that may be able to benefit patients.

Anna Hewitt

Anna Hewitt

Anna is from England and recently finished her undergraduate degree. She has an interest in medicine and enjoys writing. In her spare time she likes to cook, hike, and hang out with cats.

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