Mr. Researcher

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Implementation of Interactive Motion
Representation (IMR) within the Data
Manager
Aranov V1,2, Van Sint Jan S1,*, Sholukha V2, Rooze M1,
Viceconti M3
1

Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine,
Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
2
Department of Applied Mathematics, State
Polytechnical University of Saint Petersburg,
Russia
3
Laboratorio di Tecnologia Medica, Istituti
Ortopedici Rizzoli, Italy
*
Communicating and contact author: sintjans@ulb.ac.be
Introduction
Standardization of motion representation is a key element for result comparison and data exchange during motion analysis studies. The discrepancies of the results currently found in the literature can be explained by a lack of standards related to at least 3 topics: 1- motion representation; 2- selection of anatomical landmarks
(ALs); 3- software resources. This literature discrepancy should be greatly reduced if a consensus on the three above points could be reached.
Topic 1 is tackled by the International Society of
Biomechanics (ISB) that published Standards to define body segment orientations and clinically meaningful motion representation (Wu, 1995; Wu, 2002; Wu, In
Press). Efforts related to Topic 2 are currently undergoing to allow strict AL selection necessary to build anatomical reference frames in a repeatable way
(Van Sint Jan, In Press).
Topic 3 is the goal of this paper. The presented research aimed to propose a software interface that would allow a user to: -interactively import motion data; -to register the motion to 3D bone models (if necessary); -to select
ALs; -and to create motion representation graphs according to standards. Similar commercial tools are available, but they are unfortunately often costly and limited to a few motion representations.
Materials and methods
The Interactive Motion Representation (IMR) tools developed during…...

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