Malcolm H. Granat

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Limitations of mechanical walking orthoses for paraplegics are high energy consumption and upper limb loading. Flexing of the knee during swing phase has been used as a means of attempting to reduce these. It has been found that this has little effect because using knee flexion results in no change in the compensatory mechanisms required for swing foot(More)
Monitoring upper-limb activity in a free-living environment is important for the evaluation of rehabilitation. This study is a validation of the Strathclyde Upper-Limb Activity Monitor (SULAM) which records the vertical movement and position of each wrist, and assesses bimanual movement. Agreement between the SULAM and two independent video observers was(More)
This study investigated the effect of functional electrical stimulation (FES), applied during walking, on the gait of children with spastic cerebral palsy (CP). Eight children (five males, three females; mean age 13y 2mo, SD 2y 2m; range 8y 11mo to 17y 6mo) diagnosed with diplegic (n=6) or hemiplegic (n=2) spastic CP completed the study. All participants(More)
Hip fractures in older persons are associated with both low levels of daily physical activity and loss of outdoor mobility. The aim was to investigate if accelerometer-based measures of physical behaviour can be used to determine if people undertake outdoor walking and to provide reference values for physical behaviour outcomes related to outdoor mobility.(More)
Keywords: Complementary medicine Iridology Pervasive healthcare Image processing Wavelet analysis Chronic renal failure a b s t r a c t Alternative or complementary medicine emphasizes therapies that are claimed to improve quality of life, prevent disease, and address conditions that conventional medicine has limited success in curing. There are many(More)
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