Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Researchers test cutting edge technology with stroke and arthritis population

On Wednesday 30th September, 2015, members of the CLAHRC YH Telehealth and Care Technologies (TaCT) theme came together to test cutting edge technology (provided by Portuguese company, Kinematix) that can provide feedback on the way people walk. These innovative insoles were tested on people who have suffered from a stroke, those who suffer from knee pain and for comparison, healthy individuals.

In addition, partners at arthritis UK (ARUK) visited the session and were very impressed with the day, the technology, and what it aims to do.

Overall, the workshop was a great success and we look forward to analysing the data here at the University of Sheffield to see if it can indicate differences between walking patterns of healthy individuals, those with knee pain and those who have suffered from a stroke.

Miguel Correia, Kinematix, photograph by
Dr Matt Dexter, Sheffield Hallam University

Written by Dr Jack Parker & Lauren Powell

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