Tag Archives: Rehab & Sports

The Running Blueprint Visual Sample with Noraxon IMUs

With Noraxon IMU’s, the Running Blueprint can efficiently record real-time running feedback beneficial for the runner to observe any improper body movement in order to adjust accordingly with the data points. Supportive during physiotherapy or rehabilitation specialist’s consultations, the inertial measurement units (IMUs) records and visualises data of anatomical joint angles, orientation angles, and linear acceleration that can easily be overlooked. Following every session, generate personalised reports or access quaternions and raw sensor data (accelerometer, gyroscopes, & magnetometers) for reference to track patients’ progress overtime. Moreover, synchronize with EMG, pressure, force, video and third party devices within the myoRESEARCH software platform. Click the above photo to preview the sample video with real time feedback of a runner wearing IMU’s featured by the Running Blueprint.

Discover more about the benefits of Noraxon’s IMU’s with sport and rehabilitation applications by clicking here.

EMG Analysis of Hip & Trunk Muscle Activity in Subjects With Gluteus Medius Weakness

Lee et al had integrated the Ultium EMG system with myoResearch software to investigate the effects of different side bridge exercises on the hip and trunk muscles in subjects with gluteus medius weakness in order to determine which variation would be best to help strengthen the gluteal muscles. Discover the application of EMG analysis into Hip and Trunk Muscle activity published in the Journal of Sport Rehabilitation by reading a snippet of the article below or clicking here for more!

Side bridge exercises strengthen the hip, trunk, and abdominal muscles and challenge the trunk muscles without the high lumbar compression associated with trunk extension or curls. Previous research using electromyography (EMG) reports that performance of the side bridge exercise highly activates the gluteus medius (Gmed). However, to the best of our knowledge, no previous research has investigated EMG amplitude in the hip and trunk muscles during side bridge exercise in subjects with Gmed weakness. The purpose of this study was to examine the EMG activity of the hip and trunk muscles during 3 variations of the side bridge exercise (side bridge, side bridge with knee flexion, and side bridge with knee flexion and hip abduction of the top leg) in subjects with Gmed weakness.

Learn more about how AEROBE’s EMG solutions such as the Ultium EMG sensor system can be transformative for sports rehabilitation research or for clinical applications by clicking here.

The Latest MR3 101 into Noraxon’s Ultium Motion System

Tune into Noraxon’s latest MR3101 webinar to discover the benefits, features and functions of the Ultium Motion system to manage complex measurement environments and scenarios. Want to learn more? Click here to watch the webinar!

With Zach Scarano, gain insight into the functional calibrations options and other model optimisations had encouraged the usage of inertial motion capture systems in challenging environments. From the above video, gain insight into how an inertial measurement unit (IMU) shares three three integral components, the different functional calibration options of the Ultium Motion system, and it’s tools that are applied to correct sensor drift that can significantly impact the integrity of recordings in demanding magnetic environments.

Find out more about the benefits of Noraxon’s multi-modal Ultium EMG sensor system with sports and rehabilitation research by clicking here.

Gold Standard Physiotherapy KineLive Demonstration

Last week, the AEROBE Australia team was invited to illustrate the benefits of KineLive with sports & rehabilitation sessions for all physiotherapist members at Gold Standard Physiotherapy in Blacktown. From our demonstration, the EMG’s attached on one of the physiotherapists exhibited an imbalance in Justin’s left knee that resulted from a reconstruction of his left vastus lateralis. This was projected on the monitor from KineLive’s EMG intuitive software where any researcher or therapist can easily apply the gel-based electrodes on the subject to which data is instantly collated then visualised on any monitor. With this data, the KineLive system can seamlessly record sessions while providing audio and visual feedback to motivate clients or support physiotherapist to adjust the patient’s motor control.  

Learn more about KineLive’s unique features by reading more below or the EMG system’s technical specifications by clicking here.

KineLive for Physiotherapy

Electromyography has innovatively evolved over time to support researchers and clinicians to understand the health of muscles and motor neurons. This diagnostic procedure can assist physiotherapists in particular to assess muscle performance, patterns of movement or neuromuscular reflexes with EMG results of timing, magnitude of muscle capacity and more. Revamp traditional therapy practices by incorporating KineLive’s wireless EMG measurement units to encourage natural movements and comfortability for the subject during research or clinical assessments with gel-based electrodes instead of invasive methods of application (i.e needles). Integrated with KineLive software, users from any range of computational capabilities can instinctively become accustomed to selecting multiple feedback modes for each user-definable profiles, automate instant analysis, and print out trend effect documentation.

Want to incorporate EMG systems at your clinic? Discover more of our sports and rehabilitation solutions, or request quotations by contacting us here.

Focused Shockwave for treatment of Diabetic Neuropathy

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Industry Insights & EMG Review with MediStrength

Yesterday, we marked a successful demo review and exchanged integral industry insights into the clinical applications of EMG systems within exercise physiology practices between MediStrength Director Urs Schaller and the Australia AEROBE team. Designed for beyond kinesiological and neurological research, the KineLive wireless EMG systems provide the competitive advantage to guarantee a return of investment for exercise physiotherapy, rehabilitation, and specialised sports clinics. Enhance training programs with the integration of visual and audio biofeedback to yield better results with longer-lasting improvements. Learn more about the KineLive EMG system’s unique features and technical specifications by clicking here.

Streamline Consultations & Adapt Training Sessions with the EMG system

The KineLive EMG system redefines credibility and one-to-one consultations while adapting your clinic within the physiotherapy & healthcare industry. Revamped as a wireless and portable biofeedback system, the Kinelive promotes natural movements during sessions with non-invasive measurement units to be easily applied in a matter of seconds. Incorporated with state-of-the-art software, record sessions seamlessly while readjusting muscle imbalances with the suggestions from your training specialist. Otherwise, clients can personally adjust motor control accordingly with the support of visual and audio feedback. The EMG’s gel-based electrodes are programmed with the kine measurement system (KMS) hardware designed for collating high-quality EMG data with accurate timing while requiring low power for long ranges (of up to 10 meters) in a modular structure.

Streamline consultations or training sessions with the EMG system software that provides personalised user-definable profiles, multiple feedback modes, and requires minimal training for easy integration into your clinic. Moreover, every session supplies trend effect documentation and analysis reports to track your client’s progress aligned with their personal goals.

Want to incorporate EMG systems at your clinic? Discover more of our sports and rehabilitation solutions, or request quotations by contacting us here.

Research upper extremity movement using Oculus in Virtual reality

EMG = Greater Mind – Body Connection

Introducing Ultium Motion

Kinematic and perceptual responses in heavy lifting and pulling: Are there differences between males and females?

EMG of shoulder muscles during reactive isometric elastic resistance exercises

Improving Human Activity Recognition Performance by Data Fusion and Feature Engineering

Dynamically measure feet through entire heel to toe contact

KineLive – Visit to Macquarie University

Introducing Noraxon, Ultium Motion

Kinematics and temporospatial parameters during gait from inertial motion capture in adults with and without HIV: a validity and reliability study

Ergonomic Analysis of Workers During Cannabis Cultivation Activities to Reduce Musculoskeletal Injury

Winner: Lockheed Martin Best Project Award

Project Summary

Overview

The National Cannabis Risk Management Association (NCMRA) is interested in minimizing the strain undergone by cannabis workers, specifically at the trimming station, to reduce repetitive motion injuries and ensure worker safety. The team determined that creating an ergonomic table would best improve worker safety.

Objectives

– Characterize worker motion during cannabis trimming for the purpose of assessing musculoskeletal strain and to identify areas in need of improved methods and equipment.

– Propose and design standardized equipment (chair type and height, table shape and height, and clipper design) and methods to reduce musculoskeletal strain during trimming.

Approach

– Participate in weekly advisor and sponsor calls to gather information on the industry and discuss the plan of action.

– Research cannabis and ergonomic literature to familiarize with the current workplace setup.

– Use general workspace postural data to create the drawings and a Solidworks model of the ergonomic table.

– Design a two factor two-level experiment to analyze the standard and ergonomic table as well as the curved/straight blade trimmers.

– Collect data from the NCRMA that was collected using Noraxon’s software via sensors on various parts of the test subject’s body throughout the study.

– Analyze the anatomical angles and EMG activity collected for the standard and ergonomic table as well as the two trimmers.

Outcomes

The ergonomic table has shown improvements in the cervical spine, pelvis, and elbow flexion angles:
– The cervical spine showed a 50% decrease in average angle looking down (cervical flexion).

– The pelvic tilt decreased causing a reduction in noticeable lower back pain in the test subject.

– The elbow flexion angles are within the safe region 100% of the time when using the ergonomic table.

– The impact of straight blade trimmers and curved blade trimmers showed mixed results, but further studies would be more conclusive.

Icone

Asia’s ageing population drives development of rehabilitation technologies targeting elderly disabilities

 

Heaxel srl., a company that designs and commercializes technologies for robot-mediated rehab, is also slated to showcase their icone® system at MFA 2020. CE Marked and FDA registered, icone® is the world’s first neurorehabilitation robot for the upper limbs, delivering intense rehabilitation via interactive games to help the brain heal itself and regain control of the arm after a stroke. The portable plug-and-play system may also be used outside of hospitals, such as in patients’ homes, making it more convenient for healthcare practitioners to monitor patients’ progress remotely.

Icone

 

“We aim to develop clinically tested and proven robotic systems that help doctors and therapists deliver effective rehabilitation treatments which are affordable and improve the quality of life of neurological patients,” said the CEO and Founder of Heaxel srl. Maria Teresa Francomano.

In addition to commercial systems built for facilities and institutions, at-home systems and products, such as Push Braces, will also make an appearance at the digital event.

Developed by Nea International B.V., Push Braces offers a diverse range of braces for different joint injuries, including the ankle, hand, knee, elbow, wrist, back, shoulder and neck. Unlike conventional taping techniques, Push Braces are clinically proven to offer the perfect balance between support and pliability, allowing patients to move without constraints as they heal.

“Push Braces are focused on the retention, recovery, and improvement of joint function. Made of durable, lightweight materials, and designed for a perfect fit, Push Braces are available in various designs for different areas of the body and are highly comfortable in shoes and under clothing, ensuring better patient compliance for effective joint repair,” said International Account Manager of Nea International BV, Jorgen Van Beem.

Noraxon care environment

Noraxon Presenting Information in an Integrated Care Environment

KineLive – Victoria University

Pedalling improves gait ability of hemiparetic patients with stiff-knee gait: fall prevention during gait

Melbourne Visit 2020

Noraxon : MR3 software, New Features & Updates

Kine Live demo at MQ Health Physiotherapy