Laboratory-based Motion Analysis
Smart clothing. The risk of developing wrist problems in industry-workers is related to arm movements, which today is complicated and expensive to measure within 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.
Sensory impairments are common in children with motor impairments and assessment tools for these patient groups are lacking. In Cecilia Lidbeck and Marie Eriksson's projects, 3D-motion analysis is used to investigate the impact of proprioception in the knee joint for the ability of children with Cerebral Palsy, Spinal hernia, Arthrogrypos. It is expected that the project will result in new knowledge about the children suffering sensitivity impairments which could contribute to explaining the causes of reduced mobility for these populations.
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 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. In this Elisabeth Rydwik project ActivPAL accelerometers will be used to monitor physical activity and to provide feedback to the participants in the intervention group regarding their activity levels.
Cooling Therapy of newborns suffering from severe oxygen deficiency is now a clinical routine that has shown to reduce mortality and the level of severe neurological disabilities. The goal of Mimmi Eriksson Westblad's project is to carry out a long-term follow-up of motor skills, cognition and quality of life in this patient group and where Actigraph accelerometers are used to map the degree and intensity level of the children's physical activity.