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Human motion analysis is a tool used to understand orthopaedic disabilities in children and to plan and monitor treatment strategies. It enables clinicians to quantitatively describe rehabilitative progress, plan surgeries, and conduct research. While this technology is prevalent in major academic medical centers, access is lacking in many regions throughout the world. This paper presents a novel approach to offer more accessible technology at greatly reduced cost. Current applications are underway in the Philippines, Mexico, and Colombia. Through international partnerships, improvements in clinical care, medical education, and research have been observed.
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Rammer, Jacob R.; Abiera, Joycie Eulah; Arroyo, Monica; Caicedo, Luis Fernando; Canseco, Karl; Constantino, Christopher; Garcia, Filipe Haces; Gomez, Jorge; Kurapati, Nikhil T.; Lugo, Mariano Gonzalez; Miller, Terence; Rodriguez, Wilfredo Agredo; Sumpaico, Carlo Emmanuel; and Harris, Gerald F., "Promoting global clinical care and research for children with orthopaedic disabilities through motion analysis technology" (2018). Biomedical Engineering Faculty Research and Publications. 587.
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