Functional methods usually allow for a flexible and accurate representation of joint kinematics and are increasingly implemented both for clinical and biomechanics research purposes. This paper presents a quantitative comparison between two widely adopted methods for functional axis estimation, that is, the helical axis theory and the symmetrical axis of rotation approach (SARA). To this purpose, a multi-body model was developed to simulate the lower limb of a subject. This model was designed to reproduce different motion patterns, that is, by selecting the active degrees of freedom of the simulated ankle joint. Thanks to virtual markers attached to each segment, the multi-body model was used to generate simulated motion capture data that were then analyzed by instantaneous helical axes and SARA algorithms. To achieve a synthetic representation of joint kinematics, a mean helical axis and an average SARA functional axis were estimated, along with dispersion parameters and rms distance data that were used to quantitatively assess the performance of each method. The sensitivity of each algorithm to different combinations of range and speed of motion, scattering of marker clusters, sampling rate, and additive noise on markers’ trajectories, was finally evaluated.
Comparison between Helical Axis and SARA Approaches for the Estimation of Functional Joint Axes on Multi-Body Modeling Data / De Benedictis, Carlo. - In: APPLIED SCIENCES. - ISSN 2076-3417. - ELETTRONICO. - 12:3(2022), p. 1274. [10.3390/app12031274]
|Titolo:||Comparison between Helical Axis and SARA Approaches for the Estimation of Functional Joint Axes on Multi-Body Modeling Data|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2022|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/app12031274|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|