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Striking New Paths with Traditional Ultrasound

How the Combination of Traditional Ultrasound and MotionCapturing can improve Clinical 3D Gait Analysis

This study combines a traditional ultrasound device with a MotionCapture system to be able to “see” and quantify anatomical structures in 3D, based on two-dimensional ultrasound images.

The team of Brian Horsak applies this experimental method in an attempt to make clinical 3D gait analysis for children and adolescents suffering from obesity even more precise. For example, the approach allows to determine the 3D position of the femoral head, which would normally require an X-ray examination.

Project HIPstar

The publication was developed within the framework of the FWF-promoted project HIPstar, in which staff members of the St. Pölten UAS-based Institute of Health Sciences and Center for Digital Health Innovation collaborate with numerous renowned universities and partner clinics including
the Orthopaedic Hospital Vienna-Speising
the children’s hospital of the Medical University of Vienna
the Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences
the University of Vienna
and KU Leuven in Belgium

Read the publication here (website of the publishing company Nature).