Position and orientation in space of bones during movement: anatomical frame definition and determination

A. Cappozzo, F. Catani, U. Della Croce, A. Leardini

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Abstract

This paper deals with methodological problems related to the reconstruction of the position and orientation of the human pelvis and the lower limb bones in space during the execution of locomotion and physical exercises using a stereophotogrammetric system. The intention is to produce a means of quantitative description of joint kinematics and dynamics for both research and application. Anatomical landmarks and bone-embedded anatomical reference systems are defined. A contribution is given to definition of variables and relevant terminology. The concept of anatomical landmark calibration is introduced and relevant experimental approaches presented. The problem of data sharing is also addressed. This material is submitted to the scientific community for consideration as a basis for standardization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-178
Number of pages8
JournalClinical Biomechanics
Volume10
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1995

Keywords

  • anatomical frames
  • Movement analysis
  • standardization
  • terminology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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