Laboratory-based motion analysis
Smart clothing. The risk of wrist problems when working in industry is related to arm movements, which today is complicated and expensive to measure in the work environment. In this project, Mikael Forsman's team develops a new method for assessment of arm movements including sensors embedded in smart clothing and connected to a smartphone. The method has been validated in collaboration with uMOVE.
Mobile movement analysis systems
In the "HiBalance-MS" project, which aims to develop a highly challenging balance-training program for people with multiple sclerosis, a mobile sensor-based motion analysis system is used to measure walking and balance in people with multiple sclerosis with and without cognitive dual-task. Watch PhD-candidate Andreas Wallin present the project.
The "HiBalance PD" project aims to characterize and link the physical and cognitive effects of balance training to brain function in people with Parkinson's disease. The impact of cognition on walking ability when simultaneously performing a cognitive task (dual task) is examined with the GAITRite system.
Assessment of physical activity
Better in - better out. This project aims to identify older people with an increased risk of complications after oncological abdominal surgery and to evaluate the effects of preoperative exercise for this patient group. ActivPAL accelerometers will be used to monitor physical activity and to provide feedback to the participants in the intervention group regarding their activity levels.