For Georgia Tech’s relationship with Shriners Hospitals, we are looking to put together a team to develop the next generation of clinical-grade, markerless motion tracking. We anticipate needing a multi-disciplinary team that is willing to work together with clinicians to create a state of the art system for use by all 14 of the Shriners motion capture labs and care teams.
Shriners Children’s motion analysis center network is the largest of its kind in the world. As a child grows and develops, so does their ability to move. When a child has a condition that changes typical development and makes movement difficult, advanced diagnostic techniques may be necessary to understand fully what’s causing the movement problem. Motion analysis can help us understand the movement of children with neuromuscular, acquired or congenital disorders and develop an appropriate plan based on what we learn.
Shriners specialists use these motion data to drive treatment decisions for patients with a wide range of conditions, including cerebral palsy, brachial plexus (Erb’s palsy), scoliosis, spinal cord injury, arthrogryposis, clubfoot, muscular dystrophy and spina bifida. Movements include a child’s ability to walk, run, bend and twist, and even how they swing their arms. Shriners wants to build the next generation of motion capture camera system to avoid the use of reflective markers placed on a child’s body.
If you’re interested, contact Leanne West (email@example.com).