Rehabilitation Industry Institute of Fujian University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Fujian University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is located in the Fujian province of China. The 3D Motion Analysis Lab was established in 2011 and is an essential part of the National & Local Joint Engineering Research Center of Rehabilitation Medical Technology in Fujian University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, also part of “Key Laboratory of Orthopedics & Traumatology of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ministry of Education.”
The lab’s primary research includes：
- Biomechanical Mechanism of neurologic and musculoskeletal rehabilitation in spine and joints disorders
- Application and mechanism of traditional Chinese exercise therapy
- Women’s health such as rehabilitation on pelvic floor dysfunction and its machanisms
- Development and application of assist tools in rehabilitation
- Gait database construction and study of norm people in walking and stair-climbing
…along with other valuable research studies.
The biomechanical mechanism of bone and joint diseases
In addition to the mainstream research performed at the facility, they also focus on the biomechanical mechanism of bone and joint diseases. For example, joint pain becomes severe during stair climbing in patients with knee osteoarthritis (KOA). Therefore, they independently developed and designed a three-axis adjustable stair apparatus to simulate climbing movement in the laboratory.
In combination with the motion capture system, the movement characteristics of patients with KOA were analyzed using and the three-dimensional force measuring platform installed on the stairs and in the ground and stairs. In addition, the traditional Chinese medicine therapy, such as electroacupuncture and Taijiquan, was used to treat the patients with KOA, then analyze the effects on musculoskeletal system and motor control.
Cooperation with hospitals
The lab works with hospitals to translate scientific research results into clinical treatments, such as the development of the spine stretching bed, and its application for scoliosis patients, appropriate use of orthosis upper and lower extremity support. Through a large amount of data collection, the laboratory will construct a database and collect normative data of human gait and stair climbing and develop the rehabilitation scale.
The lab is also responsible for teaching gait analysis and biomechanics for graduates and undergraduates majoring in rehabilitation. On average, it conducts teaching experiments for 120 students every year. Students can master advanced sports evaluation skills through practical training and improve their vocational skills.
Traditional Chinese medicine therapy
As a university of traditional Chinese medicine, the 3D Motion Analysis Lab has conducted in-depth research on the motion control mechanisms of various traditional Chinese medicine therapies. For example, the Qualisys motion capture system is used to quantify the movement control mechanism of TaiChi, which could help people to understand TaiChi more scientifically and allow practitioners to practice TaiChi effectively and harmlessly.
Qualisys 3D motion capture system is mainly used in the lab for research on sports rehabilitation, Chinese medicine rehabilitation, women’s health, and so on.Xiangbin Wang
Want to know more?
Researchers at the 3D Motion Analysis Lab of Fujian University TCM are looking forward to cooperation with various affiliated hospitals and experts of orthopaedics and sport rehabilitation institutions and biomechanics, to expand the application and research of motion analysis and its role in rehabilitation.
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