Simultaneous Measurement of Three-Dimensional Joint Kinematics and Ligament Strains With Optical Methods

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Trevor J. Lujan, Benjamin J. Ellis

Department of Bioengineering and Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Spencer P. Lake, Timothy A. Plaizier

Department of Bioengineering

Jeffrey A. Weiss

Departments of Bioengineering and Orthopedics, and Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

J Biomech Eng 127(1), 193-197 (Mar 08, 2005) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1835365 History: Received November 26, 2003; Revised September 02, 2004; Online March 08, 2005
Copyright © 2005 by ASME
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Photograph of test setup for simultaneous measurement of MCL strain and knee joint kinematics. Eighteen markers (2.38 mm diameter) were adhered to the MCL for strain measurement. Femoral and tibial kinematic blocks, each with three kinematic markers (4.75 mm diameter), were affixed to the cortical bone.
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Results for determination of simulated 3D strain along the z- and x axes. Strain error was computed as the difference between the actuator-based strain and the strain calculated by the motion analysis system, divided by the gauge length.
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Results for the measurement of 3D kinematics along the z-axis direction. Accuracy was measured as the difference between the actuator-based translation and the value calculated by the motion analysis system, divided by the actuator translation.
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Plan view of the camera setup. The z axis is directed out of the page. To assess system sensitivity to camera angle, angles of 30, 60, and 90 deg were used during testing.



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