Qualisys has successfully installed a complete motion capture system consisting of 12 Oqus 300 cameras and Qualisys Track Manager (QTM) software. The system is installed in the Richard W. and Jacqueline B. Chapin Gait and Motion Lab, a state-of-the art laboratory for performing biomechanical and physiological analyses which is located within Madonna’s Institute for Rehabilitation Science and Engineering.
Dr. Burnfield, Director of the Institute shared, “the system is a wonderful addition to the Movement Sciences Center. We’ve integrated it with our existing technology and are using it for research and clinical studies of walking, elliptical training, stairclimbing, and sit-to-stand movements. We’re impressed with its quality and flexibility and believe it will be a real asset in developing new treatment interventions aimed at helping individuals with disabilities become more independent.”
The Movement and Neurosciences Center of Excellence is dedicated to enhancing the independence and quality of life of persons with and without disabilities through research, clinical services, and education. Located within the Institute for Rehabilitation Science and Engineering at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, the laboratory benefits from well established relationships with members of the academic and clinical communities.
The Center’s collaborators include a network of researchers, educators, clinicians, community innovators and students who are dedicated to enhancing the independence and quality of life of persons with and without disabilities. Its affiliation with a number of academic institutions in combination with its geographical proximity to the inpatient and outpatient services at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, as well as Madonna ProActive’s medically-based health, fitness and wellness facility, create exceptional opportunities for conducting applied research across the spectrum of physical abilities.
Research conducted in the Movement and Neurosciences Center addresses three primary aims:
1. Early detection and management of musculoskeletal and neuro-cognitive injuries.
2. Prevention of secondary medical complications in persons with chronic medical conditions in order to maintain optimal participation in life activities.
3. Enhancement of movement function in order to increase independence and quality of life of individuals with and without disabilities.