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2019

Combined phase and magnitude metric for validation of lower limb multibody dynamics muscle action with sEMG

Authors
Rodrigues, C; Correia, M; Abrantes, J; Nadal, J; Benedetti, M;

Publication
IFMBE Proceedings

Abstract
This study presents and applies combined phase and magnitude metrics for validation of multibody dynamics (MBD) estimated muscle actions with simultaneous registered sEMG of lower limb muscles. Subject-specific tests were performed for acquisition of ground reaction forces and kinematic data from joint reflective markers during NG, SKG and SR. Inverse kinematics and dynamics was performed using AnyBody musculoskeletal personalized modeling and simulation. MBD estimated muscle activity (MA) of soleus medialis (SM) and tibialis anterior (TA) were compared on phase, magnitude and combined metric with simultaneous acquisition of sEMG for the same muscles. Results from quantitative metrics presented better agreement between MDB MA and sEMG on phase (P) than on magnitude (M) with combined (C) metric following the same pattern as the magnitude. Soleus medialis presented for specific subject lower P and M error on NG and SKG than at SR with similar P errors for tibialis anterior and higher error on M for TA at NG and SKG than SR. Separately and combined quantitative metrics of phase and magnitude presents as a suitable tool for comparing measured sEMG and MBD estimated muscle activities, contributing to overcome qualitative and subjective comparisons, need for intensive observer supervision, low reproducibility and time consuming. © Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019.

2019

Complementary Domain Assessment of Human Lower Limb Joint Angular Kinematics on Modified Gait

Authors
Rodrigues, C; Correia, M; Abrantes, J; Nadal, J; Benedetti, M;

Publication
CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Courses and Lectures

Abstract
This study presents subject specific analysis at complementary time, frequency and phase plane domains of entire lower limb joint angular kinematic series during normal and modified gait. Healthy adult subject case study was assessed at human movement lab during normal gait, stiff knee gait and slow running. In vivo and non-invasive assessment was performed with eight camera Qualisys system at 100 Hz acquisition of cartesian coordinates of skin reflective markers at lower limb anatomical selected point. Inverse kinematics was performed using AnyGait v.0.92 and TLEM model to match the size and joint morphology of the stick-figure. Entire series of subject specific hip, knee and ankle joint angular displacements (?), angular velocities (?) and angular accelerations (a) at the sagittal plane were assessed at the time, frequency and phase plane domains providing useful information for development of subject specific rehabilitation equipment towards gait restoring. The main novelty and contribution of this study when compared with available literature consists on complementary approach of continuous entire signal analysis, time, frequency and phase analysis which can contribute for prescription of requisites for design of rehabilitation equipment towards normal gait of subjects with stiff knee gait and slow running. © 2019, CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences.

2019

Spherical angular analysis for pelvis coordination assessment on modified gait

Authors
Rodrigues, C; Correia, M; Abrantes, J; Nadal, J; Benedetti, M;

Publication
IFMBE Proceedings

Abstract
This study presents and applies 3D spherical angular analysis in relation with 2D polar coordinates to assess anatomic pelvic movement on modified gait, namely stiff knee (SKG) gait and slow running (SR) comparing with normal gait (NG). Subject specific analysis was performed of an adult healthy male based on inverse kinematics from in vivo and noninvasive capture at human movement lab of reflective markers position from pelvis anatomical selected points with Qualisys camera system during a complete stride of NG, SKG and SR. Radial distance (R), pitch (?) and azimuth (?) angular phases were computed from pelvic angle-angle diagrams (?T, ?C, ?S) at transverse (T), coronal (C) and sagittal (S) planes, and angular phase (?) and planar radial distance (r) polar coordinates computed from pelvic angle-angle diagrams projections at cartesian planes (?T, ?C), (?T, ?S), (?C, ?S). Average radial distances and phase standard deviation were assessed on spherical and polar coordinates. © Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019.

2019

Lower limb assessment of dynamic stiffness on different human maximum vertical jump

Authors
Rodrigues, C; Correia, M; Abrantes, JMCS; Benedetti Rodrigues, MAB; Nadal, J;

Publication
2019 IEEE 6th Portuguese Meeting on Bioengineering (ENBENG)

Abstract

2019

Validation of Whole-Body COM Movement from 3D Anthropometric Image with Dynamic Data at Different Human Standard MVJ

Authors
Rodrigues, C; Correia, MV; Abrantes, JMCS; Nadal, J; Rodrigues, MAB;

Publication
VipIMAGE 2019 - Lecture Notes in Computational Vision and Biomechanics

Abstract