Improving independence in the community for stroke survivors: the role of biomechanics visualisation in ankle-foot orthosis tuning

Bruce Carse, Roy Bowers, Barry Meadows, Philip Rowe

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Abstract

One of the key priorities for stroke survivors in their rehabilitation process is regaining their ability to walk. Evidence has shown that provision of ankle-foot orthoses (AFOs) can have a positive impact on walking. This paper discusses the role of gait analysis in the provision of AFOs for stroke survivors. A discussion of the shortcomings of gait analysis techniques is included, with a description of how these might be overcome during the AFO tuning process through the ongoing development of data visualisation software. The design of a randomised controlled trial in conjunction with a series of qualitative measures is described, which will be used to test the efficacy of the visualisation software.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 5th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (PervasiveHealth 2011)
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of a meeting held 23-26 May 2011, Dublin, Ireland.
EditorsJulie Maitland, Juan Carlos Augusto, Brian Caulfield
Pages399-403
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - May 2011
Event5th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare and Workshops - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 23 May 201126 May 2011
http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/conferencedetails/index.html?Conf_ID=18521

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare and Workshops
CountryIreland
CityDublin
Period23/05/1126/05/11
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Keywords

  • independence
  • community
  • stroke survivors
  • ankle-foot orthosis
  • tuning
  • biomechanics
  • visualisation

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