Advanced Prosthetic Gait Training Tool
Annual rept. 20 Sep 2013 to 19 Sep 2014
IOWA UNIV IOWA CITY
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The objective of our study is to produce a computer-based Advanced Prosthetic Gait Training Tool to aid in the training of clinicians at military treatment facilities providing care for wounded service members. In Year 1 of the effort, significant work was completed at the University of Iowa Center for Computer-Aided Design CCAD, the University of Iowa Orthopedic Gait Analysis Laboratory OGAL, and the Military Performance Laboratory MPL. A representative set of motion capture sequences was provided by MPL to CCAD and OGAL. CCADs work focused on imposing these sequences on the SantosTM digital human avatar. An initial user interface for the training application was also developed. During the current year, the user interface was significantly enhanced. In addition, various mechanisms of training clinicians were tested by the team at OGAL and VSR. Finally, motion capture data transfer protocol was tested between the teams at OGAL and VSR. During the next year, data collection is expected to be complete at the University of Iowas OGAL.
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