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1 SCHOOL OF HUMAN KINETICS Biomechanics Research Lab Biomechanics: Past, Present and Future Prof. Mario Lamontagne PhD School of Human kinetics Dept. of Mechanical Engineering University of Ottawa Ottawa, On Canada

2 SCHOOL OF HUMAN KINETICS Biomechanics Research Lab Introduction How will patients with deficiencies be treated in the twenty-first century and beyond? No one can predict the future. We can have an educated guess If yes

3 SCHOOL OF HUMAN KINETICS Biomechanics Research Lab Ultimate Goal Full restoration of injured joints to pre-injury status with their complete mechanical and physiological function through genetic manipulation Evolution of biomechanical methods and rehabilitation treatment from the past, present and near future

4 SCHOOL OF HUMAN KINETICS Biomechanics Research Lab Past, Present, and Future Development or improvement of biomechanical tools Rehabilitation Treatment Clinical approaches

5 SCHOOL OF HUMAN KINETICS Biomechanics Research Lab Development or improvement of biomechanical tools Kinematics (Human Motion Analysis) (Past to Present) Chronophotography to 3D motion analysis >Chronophotography (markers) >Film camera >Electrogoniometer >Cinefilm camera >Television interfaced to computer >Video Camera >Infrared active markers (opto-electronic system)

6 SCHOOL OF HUMAN KINETICS Biomechanics Research Lab Edward James Muybridge Not a biomechanist but a photographer and inventor. First known for his nature photographs. Literally got away with murder in 1875 when he knocked on the door of his wifes lover and shot him, admitted to it openly, and was found innocent of the crime by a jury of his peers in San Francisco. Most important contribution to kinematics: revolutionized shutter speeds and exposure times.

7 SCHOOL OF HUMAN KINETICS Biomechanics Research Lab Commissioned by Leland Stanford, who later founded Stanford University, to photograph his racehorses. 3 First captured images of a horse running by stringing thread across the track so that hoof strikes triggered the shutters--very jerky. 3 In 1877, John D. Isaacs created electrical triggers for him--smoother and did not jar the cameras. 3 In 1878, he captured the famous sequence of photos that we know today. Used 12 cameras, and invited the press to watch. When they saw the results, the news traveled around the world almost as fast as his shutters fired. 3

8 SCHOOL OF HUMAN KINETICS Biomechanics Research Lab ETIENNE-JULES MAREY French physiologist that was working with high-speed photography at the same time as Muybridge. Built on Muybridges work and in 1888 he created the chronophotograph. Rather than using multiple cameras, it captured multiple images with one camera on one photo plate. Dramatic impact on modern kinematics as he was the first to use marker sets. Had his subjects wear black suits with metallic or white strips and buttons at the joints.

9 SCHOOL OF HUMAN KINETICS Biomechanics Research Lab Continued his work with photography and also invented a slow motion camera that took 700 frames/sec (1894). Other notable inventions: Sphygmograph--graphically recorded aspects of the pulse and blood pressure (principles still used today). Kymograph--shoes with pneumatic soles to record swing and support times during running. Pneumatic force platform to record ground reaction forces. Photo gun that exposed at 1/72 sec to record bird flight--vital in understanding flight.

10 SCHOOL OF HUMAN KINETICS Biomechanics Research Lab WILHELM BRAUNE AND OTTO FISCHER Most significant work is The Human Gait (Der gang des Menschen). Performed an extremely thorough analysis of gait using 4 cameras without shutters and subjects marked with Geissler tubes which emitted current that could then be seen on film. Very slow and tedious process, but it yielded the first available account of joint moments during the swing phase of walking. Their methods are still in use today with very minor changes.

11 SCHOOL OF HUMAN KINETICS Biomechanics Research Lab NIKOLAJ BERNSTEIN Developed precise kinematic procedures using cyclography, a film camera, and a mirror (1920s- 30s). 8 Moved film slowly through the camera-- kymocyclography. 8 Used a mirror placed at a 45 degree angle to the optical axis of one camera, therefore each picture would include a frontal and lateral view of the subject. 8 Eliminated problem of synchronizing two cameras for measuring in 3D. 8

12 SCHOOL OF HUMAN KINETICS Biomechanics Research Lab THE BERKELY GROUP Group working out of Biomechanics Laboratory at UC Berkely in the 1940s led by Saunders, Inmann, and Sutherland. 8 Working with prosthetics for soldiers who lost limbs in World War II. 8 Used a simpler method for kinematic measurement than their predecessors--set up three cameras: lateral, frontal, and transversal from above. 8 Inserted pins into volunteer subjects femurs and tibias--this method was highly criticized, but it did yield some important findings. 8

13 SCHOOL OF HUMAN KINETICS Biomechanics Research Lab THE BERKELY GROUP The research produced six so-called kinematic determinants of normal gait which, in summary, determine the trajectory of the center of gravity of the body during gait. Compass gait--initial state--only flexion/extension at the hip 1st determinant--pelvic rotation 2nd determinant--pelvic tilt 3rd determinant--knee flexion in the stance leg 4th and 5th--encompass foot and knee mechanisms 6th--lateral displacement of pelvis

14 SCHOOL OF HUMAN KINETICS Biomechanics Research Lab HAROLD EDGERTON Made stroboscopic pictures famous in the 1960s by recording golf swing, springboard diving, and impact of golf and tennis balls. 9 Uses an open shutter to capture multiple images on one negative--number of positions recorded is determined by the frequency of the flashing light. 9 Useful in capturing impact on film because strobe can be synchronized with sound, etc., but limited in recording body motion because of overlapping images when the subject stays in one place. 9 Used all the way through the 1970s, but very limited practical use for obtaining kinematic data. 9

15 SCHOOL OF HUMAN KINETICS Biomechanics Research Lab MODERN TECHNIQUES High-Speed Photography dominant until 1970s, and still used often for studying locomotion in sports because it is non- invasive typically 3-4 cameras are synchronized (although in theory only 2 are required) and shoot at frames per second Not as practical because of the delay in processing film--corrections cannot be made (if needed) while trials are taking place

16 SCHOOL OF HUMAN KINETICS Biomechanics Research Lab MODERN TECHNIQUES Optoelectronic systems Systems that use Passive Markers Includes video-kinematic systems such as MA, VICON, and ELITE. Markers are usually circular, disc-shaped, or spherical and covered in reflective tape-- cameras emit light and markers reflect it. MA and VICON were the first devices made available for commercial use.

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19 SCHOOL OF HUMAN KINETICS Biomechanics Research Lab Development or improvement of biomechanical tools Kinematics (Human Motion Analysis) (Present to Future) Improvement (to be done) >Skin artifacts >Integrated movement analysis (3D) >Model Validation Gaio Lakin 1 and Michael Schwartz 2,3 1 Childrens Health System, Birmingham, AL 2 Gillette Childrens Specialty Healthcare, St. Paul, MN 3 University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN ±2° ±3° ±5° ±8°

20 SCHOOL OF HUMAN KINETICS Biomechanics Research Lab Development or improvement of biomechanical tools Kinematics (Human Motion Analysis) (Present to Future) Development (to be done) >Integrated and personalised motion analysis –Kinematics, Kinetics, neuromuscular system, and other system such as MRI

21 SCHOOL OF HUMAN KINETICS Biomechanics Research Lab Development or improvement of biomechanical tools Kinematics (Human Motion Analysis) (Present to Future) Development (to be improved) Biomechanical Measurements over long duration electromagnetic tracking device GRF stored in a data logger (Whalen RT et al. ASME Advances in Bioengineering 26, pp , 1993).

22 SCHOOL OF HUMAN KINETICS Biomechanics Research Lab Rehabilitation Treatments Surgical Treatments (up to now) Development of autografting techniques that are less damaging then the past techniques. Better fixation techniques of the allografts (All Inside Technique). Computer-assisted surgery for the graft position Robotic surgery

23 SCHOOL OF HUMAN KINETICS Biomechanics Research Lab Rehabilitation Treatments Non-Surgical Treatment (near future) Manipulation of the local physiologic environment with additives such as various tissue growth factors including nerve growth factors, to induce more normal restoration of microanatomy and neurologic components.

24 SCHOOL OF HUMAN KINETICS Biomechanics Research Lab Clinical approaches Isolated approach towards Integrated approach Up to now, rehabilitation approach is injury specific and profession specific In the near future, an integrated approach should be developed as proposed In the future, the mutltilayer feed-forward neural network can be developed to identify the ultimate clinical approach.

25 SCHOOL OF HUMAN KINETICS Biomechanics Research Lab Conclusions Even after reaching the level of excellence in biomechanical knowledge, surgical procedures, and rehabilitation modalities, the real challenge will consist of integrating all concepts in order to fully reinstate the human performance. All pieces of information should enter a multilayer feed-forward neural network to select the ultimate rehabilitation approach.

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