May 30th, Indianapolis, USA: Qualisys users win prestigious awards from the ASCM Biomechanics Interest Group in Indianapolis, USA. The award winners were announced at the Biomechanics Interest Group meeting during the ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine). Prices were rewarded to two distinguished Qualisys users: Dr. Joe Hamill at University of Massachusetts and Prof. Thomas Buchanan at the University of Delaware.
The Career Achievement Award was awarded to Dr. Joseph Hamill at the University of Massachusetts. Student Elizabeth Russell won the Student Research Award, and student Ryan Chang, won the Student Travel Award.
The Biomechanics Laboratory at UMASS is equipped with eight Qualisys Oqus cameras that are used in conjunction with a large AMTI force platform for over-ground gait analysis. In addition, there are eight Qualisys MCU 240 Hz cameras that surround a 3-D force treadmill. With each of these systems, QTM is used to track the passive markers and Visual3D is utilized to analyze the data.
Dr. Hamill’s research is focused on the mechanics of lower extremity cumulative micro-trauma injury using locomotors task as a model. His current research employs non-linear approaches to investigate functional variability as an indicator of injury. Specific projects include work on plantar fasciitis using MRS and MRI, multi-segment foot models to investigate the effectiveness of orthotics and joint contact forces in individuals who are obese. Joe Hamill recently visited the Republic Polytechnic of Singapore and was appointed as a Distinguished Research Professor at the Republic Polytechnic of Singapore. He is working with them to set up a research program on lower extremity injuries.
To the left: Dr. Joe Hamill, Charlotta Morander (V.P. Qualisys North American Operations) and Dan India (V.P. Qualisys Sales Medical Sciences).
To the right: Professor Thomas Buchanan at University of Delaware.