Andrea Hemmerich

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Treatment of joint disease that results in limited flexion is often rejected by patients in non-Western cultures whose activities of daily living require a higher range of motion at the hip, knee, or ankle. However, limited information is available about the joint kinematics required for high range of motion activities, such as squatting, kneeling, and(More)
Excessive knee joint laxity is often used as an indicator of joint disease or injury. Clinical assessment devices are currently limited to anterior-posterior drawer measurements, while tools used to measure movement in the remaining degrees of freedom are either invasive or prone to soft tissue artefact. The objective of this work was, therefore, to develop(More)
Tunable laser radiation with megahertz linewidth is generated with a simple, inexpensive, and compact laser system that uses two common microscope slides as the only intracavity tuning elements. The laser emits two radiation modes whose frequencies are separated by 1.2 GHz, corresponding to the free spectral range of the laser resonator. The frequencies may(More)
Axial tibiofemoral joint contact forces were non-invasively determined for two high range of motion (high flexion) squatting activities. An electromagnetic motion tracking system and a non-conductive force platform were used to collect kinematic and kinetic data. An innovative scaling method was used to model subject-specific muscle group moment arms. One(More)
The control of transport properties is a key tool at the basis of many technologically relevant effects in condensed matter. The clean and precisely controlled environment of ultracold atoms in optical lattices allows one to prepare simplified but instructive models, which can help to better understand the underlying physical mechanisms. Here we show that(More)
— Excessive knee joint laxity is often used as an indicator of joint disease or injury such as rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Although the ACL has been shown to contribute to rotational stability of the knee, clinical assessment devices are currently limited to anterior-posterior drawer measurements. The objective of this work was to(More)
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