Application of the Motion Capture System in the Biomechanical Analysis of the Injured Knee Joint

  • Jakub Otworowski
  • Tomasz WalczakEmail author
  • Adam Gramala
  • Jakub K. Grabski
  • Maurizio Tripi
  • Adam M. Pogorzała
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


The aim of the study was to analyzed the gaits determinants and the components of the ground reaction forces in patients treated surgically with the use of arthroscopy technique due to injuries in the knee joint. For the purpose of this study, three clinical cases of people with knee joint dysfunctions were examined. The studies were carried out in a biomechanical laboratory using the BTS Smart motion capture system. From the large set of collected data, the gaits determinants and the components of the ground reaction force were taken under account. The characteristics of the parameters considered for each patient were compared. The BST Smart system allows analysis of all gait determinants and ground forces reactions, what gives many important information about state of examined patient. These data cannot be collected during classical physical examination. The obtained results indicate the tendency of unloading the lower limb operated in relation to the opposite lower limb, although the gait is normal during visual analysis.


Biomechanical analysis Gait Knee joint Arthroscopy 



The presented research results were funded with the grant 02/21/DSPB/3513 allocated by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education in Poland.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jakub Otworowski
    • 1
  • Tomasz Walczak
    • 1
    Email author
  • Adam Gramala
    • 2
  • Jakub K. Grabski
    • 1
  • Maurizio Tripi
    • 3
  • Adam M. Pogorzała
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute of Applied MechanicsPoznan University of TechnologyPoznańPoland
  2. 2.Institute of Control, Robotics and Information EngineeringPoznan University of TechnologyPoznańPoland
  3. 3.Real Contact, Inc.San FranciscoUSA
  4. 4.Institute of Health SciencesHipolit Cegielski State College of Higher Education in GnieznoGnieznoPoland

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