Foot and Ankle Research Group
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"The Human Foot is a Masterpiece of Engineering and a Work of Art"
-Leonardo Da Vinci
From a musculoskeletal standpoint, the human foot is one of the most complex parts of the body.
With technology advances and more sophisticated tools to study the foot in greater detail, an emerging interest and emphasis is being given to the role of the foot and ankle in orthopaedics.
In the biomechanics lab markers are used to create a computer model of the foot.
A computer model can be made from the silver dots to create images and calculate joint angles and forces that act on the body.
Measuring foot strength with a locally made device. The leather strap is connected to a force sensor as the participants use their foot. Presently this device is in use for a study of Diabetic Neuropathy.
DNN SlideShow - Markit SlideShow