Motion Analysis Research

Research Themes | Research Support

Major Research Themes at OREC's Motion Analysis Laboratories focus on developing new models and approaches for human motion analysis, human motion analysis in clubfoot and cerebral palsy, pediatric risk assessment, and biomaterial properties of pediatric bone. 


Research Themes


Motion tracking hardwareHuman Motion Analysis & Modeling—New Models & Approaches

MAL's model of the segmented human foot allows accurate motion tracking of the foot segments during ambulation in individuals with foot and ankle deformities. 

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Graphed data from Cerebral Palsy experimentHuman Motion Analysis in Cerebral Palsy

The Motion Analysis Laboratories study ambulation, mobility, and postural stability in persons with cerebral palsy.  

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Computer-generated representation of human clubfootHuman Motion Analysis in Clubfoot

The Motion Analysis Laboratories have conducted studies to better understand the dynamics of clubfoot both in children and in young adults.

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Data plot showing risk of pediatric fracturePediatric Activity Risk Assessment

The Motion Analysis Laboratories use Finite Element modeling to assess patient-specific fracture risk of the femur in children with Osteogenesis Imperfecta (IO).  

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Data imaging of biomaterial properties of osteogenesis imperfectaBiomaterial Properties of Pediatric Bone

Researchers at the Motion Analysis Laboratories work to characterize bone tissue properties in children with Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI).

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Research Support

OREC's Motion Analysis Laboratories receive ongoing support from Marquette University and the Medical College of Wisconsin, as well as additional support on a per-project basis from various institutions.  


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