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Subject-Specific Model of Knee Natural Motion: A Non-invasive Approach

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The capability to model human joint motion is a fundamental step towards the definition of effective treatments and medical devices, with an increasing request to adapt the devised models to the specificity of each subject. We present a new approach for the definition of subject-specific models of the knee natural motion. The approach is the result of a combination of two different techniques and exploits the advantages of both. It relays upon non invasive measurements based on which a kinematic model of the natural motion is built, suitable to be extended to the definition of static and dynamic models. Comparison of the model outcomes with in vitro measurements performed on one specimen shows promising results supporting the proposed approach.

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Conconi, M., Sancisi, N., Parenti-Castelli, V. (2018). Subject-Specific Model of Knee Natural Motion: A Non-invasive Approach. In: Lenarčič, J., Merlet, JP. (eds) Advances in Robot Kinematics 2016. Springer Proceedings in Advanced Robotics, vol 4. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-56802-7_27

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