A novel ultrasound-based lower extremity motion tracking system

Kenan Niu, Victor Sluiter, Jasper Homminga, André Sprengers, Nico Verdonschot

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Abstract

Tracking joint motion of the lower extremity is important for human motion analysis. In this study, we present a novel ultrasound-based motion tracking system for measuring three-dimensional (3D) position and orientation of the femur and tibia in 3D space and quantifying tibiofemoral kinematics under dynamic conditions. As ultrasound is capable of detecting underlying bone surface noninvasively through multiple layers of soft tissues, an integration of multiple A-mode ultrasound transducers with a conventional motion tracking system provides a new approach to track the motion of bone segments during dynamic conditions. To demonstrate the technical and clinical feasibilities of this concept, an in vivo experiment was conducted. For this purpose the kinematics of healthy individuals were determined in treadmill walking conditions and stair descending tasks. The results clearly demonstrated the potential of tracking skeletal motion of the lower extremity and measuring six-degrees-of-freedom (6-DOF) tibiofemoral kinematics and related kinematic alterations caused by a variety of gait parameters. It was concluded that this prototyping system has great potential to measure human kinematics in an ambulant, non-radiative, and noninvasive manner.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent Orthopaedics
Subtitle of host publicationArtificial Intelligence and Smart Image-guided Technology for Orthopaedics
EditorsGuoyan Zheng, Wei Tian, Xiahai Zhuang
PublisherSpringer
Pages131-142
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)978-981-13-1396-7
ISBN (Print)978-981-13-1395-0
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print/First online - 11 Oct 2018

Publication series

NameAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Volume1093
ISSN (Print)0065-2598
ISSN (Electronic)2214-8019

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Lower Extremity
Biomechanical Phenomena
Kinematics
Ultrasonics
Bone
Exercise equipment
Stairs
Degrees of freedom (mechanics)
Bone and Bones
Transducers
Tibia
Gait
Femur
Walking
Tissue
Joints
Experiments

Keywords

  • A-mode ultrasound
  • Gait analysis
  • Joint motion tracking
  • Kinematics
  • Knee
  • Lower extremity

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Niu, K., Sluiter, V., Homminga, J., Sprengers, A., & Verdonschot, N. (2018). A novel ultrasound-based lower extremity motion tracking system. In G. Zheng, W. Tian, & X. Zhuang (Eds.), Intelligent Orthopaedics: Artificial Intelligence and Smart Image-guided Technology for Orthopaedics (pp. 131-142). (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology; Vol. 1093). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-1396-7_11
Niu, Kenan ; Sluiter, Victor ; Homminga, Jasper ; Sprengers, André ; Verdonschot, Nico. / A novel ultrasound-based lower extremity motion tracking system. Intelligent Orthopaedics: Artificial Intelligence and Smart Image-guided Technology for Orthopaedics. editor / Guoyan Zheng ; Wei Tian ; Xiahai Zhuang. Springer, 2018. pp. 131-142 (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology).
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Niu, K, Sluiter, V, Homminga, J, Sprengers, A & Verdonschot, N 2018, A novel ultrasound-based lower extremity motion tracking system. in G Zheng, W Tian & X Zhuang (eds), Intelligent Orthopaedics: Artificial Intelligence and Smart Image-guided Technology for Orthopaedics. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, vol. 1093, Springer, pp. 131-142. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-1396-7_11

A novel ultrasound-based lower extremity motion tracking system. / Niu, Kenan; Sluiter, Victor; Homminga, Jasper; Sprengers, André; Verdonschot, Nico.

Intelligent Orthopaedics: Artificial Intelligence and Smart Image-guided Technology for Orthopaedics. ed. / Guoyan Zheng; Wei Tian; Xiahai Zhuang. Springer, 2018. p. 131-142 (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology; Vol. 1093).

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Niu K, Sluiter V, Homminga J, Sprengers A, Verdonschot N. A novel ultrasound-based lower extremity motion tracking system. In Zheng G, Tian W, Zhuang X, editors, Intelligent Orthopaedics: Artificial Intelligence and Smart Image-guided Technology for Orthopaedics. Springer. 2018. p. 131-142. (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-1396-7_11