Date of Award

Summer 1996

Document Type

Thesis - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Biomedical Engineering

First Advisor

Lim, Tae-Hong


The concept of spinal instability has long been associated with low back and neck pain. It has been difficult, however, for the spinal surgeon to quantify exactly when spinal instability occurs. All methods currently used for spinal motion analysis are either two-dimensional or require invasive procedures. The purpose of this thesis was to develop a three-dimensional non-invasive method for spinal motion analysis. It is hoped that this method will provide the spinal surgeon with a valuable tool which will allow for improved diagnosis of spinal disorders.



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