Software Development for Enhancing Accessibility and Fighting Info-exclusion
 
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Software Development for Enhancing Accessibility and Fighting Info-exclusion

3-4-5 June, 2009 - MSFT - Software para Microcomputadores, Lda. - Av. Professor Doutor Aníbal Cavaco Silva - Edifício C1, C2
TAGUSPARK 2744-010 Porto Salvo - Lisboa - PORTUGAL

 
Workshop 1 - Motion Capture Systems and Modeling in Biomechanics. Application to the study of functionality and autonomy in elderly adults associated to Physical Activity.

Wednesday, 3

The main purpose of the workshop is to discuss the application of Motion Capture Techniques, and Biomechanics Modeling to help on the research of the effect of exercise on the functionality and autonomy in elderly adults. The loss of locomotion an general movement control in the elderly is one of the main causes of exclusion in the these populations. Quality of life in later years depends to a large degree on being able to do things we want to do, without pain, for as long as possible. So it becomes imperative to determine the extent and mechanisms by which Exercise can improve health, functional capacity, quality of life, and independence of the elderly. Falls are among the most common and serious problems facing elderly persons. A substantial percent of all fractures are attributable to falls of which the most being from standing height or less.
For the described purpose one substantial part of the investigation deal with the study of the locomotion and movement control this is achieved trough the use of Motion Capture Systems in conjunction with Biomechanics Modeling Methodologies. A Motion Capture Systems will be installed and participants could perform Motion Capture Trials and ascertained some of the data processing solutions and problems. Special attention will be given to measurement errors and model reconstruction inconsistencies.

Chair

  • António Veloso, Neuromechanics Research Group. And Biomechanics Laboratory, Faculty of Human Kinetics Technical University of Lisbon.

Participants

  • Vera Moniz-Pereia, Neuromechanics Research Group. And Biomechanics Laboratory, Faculty of Human Kinetics Technical University of Lisbon.
  • Carlos Ferreira, Neuromechanics Research Group. And Biomechanics Laboratory, Faculty of Human Kinetics Technical University of Lisbon.
  • Ruth Agostinho, Neuromechanics Research Group. And Biomechanics Laboratory, Faculty of Human Kinetics Technical University of Lisbon.

 

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