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Gait COP trajectory of left side hip-dislocation and scoliotic patient using ankle-foot orthoses
Author(s): Albert K. Chong; Redha Alrikabi; Peter Milburn
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Paper Abstract

Plantar pressure-sensing mats and insole plantar sensor pads are ideal low-cost alternatives to force plates for capturing plantar COP excursion during gait. The acquired COP traces, in the form of pedobarographic images are favored by many clinicians and allied health professionals for evaluation of foot loading and balance in relation to foot biomechanics, foot injury, foot deformation, and foot ulceration. Researchers have recommended the use of COP trace for the biomechanical study of the deformed foot and lower-limb to improve orthosis design and testing. A correctly designed orthoses improves mobility and reduces pain in the foot, lower limb and lower spine region during gait. The research was carried out to evaluate the performance of two types of orthosis, namely: a custom-molded orthosis and an over-the-counter molded orthosis to determine the quality of gait of an adult scoliotic patient. COP trace patterns were compared with those of a healthy adult and showed the design of the custom-molded orthosis resulted in an improved quality of movements and provided enhanced stability for the deformed left foot during gait.

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Date Published: 21 July 2017
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 10420, Ninth International Conference on Digital Image Processing (ICDIP 2017), 104204S (21 July 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2281547
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Albert K. Chong, Univ. of Southern Queensland (Australia)
Redha Alrikabi, Univ. of Southern Queensland (Australia)
Peter Milburn, Griffith Univ. (Australia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10420:
Ninth International Conference on Digital Image Processing (ICDIP 2017)
Charles M. Falco; Xudong Jiang, Editor(s)

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