Sheng-Chang Chen

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An optimization-based, non-invasive, radiation-free method was developed for estimating subject-specific body segment inertial properties (BSIPs) using a motion capture system and two forceplates. The method works with accurate descriptions of the geometry of the body segments, subject-specific center of pressure (COP) and kinematic data captured during(More)
Fifteen young and 15 older healthy adults walked and crossed obstacles with heights of 10%, 20% and 30% of their leg lengths while their kinematic data were measured with a three-dimensional (3D) motion analysis system. End-point variables together with 3D joint kinematics of both the leading and trailing limbs were obtained. The results showed that the(More)
BACKGROUND Predictions of the forces transmitted by the redundant force-bearing structures in the knee are often performed using optimization methods considering only moment equipollence as a result of simplified knee modeling without ligament contributions. The current study aimed to investigate the influence of model complexity (with or without(More)
The reduction of arm swing during gait is a frequent phenomenon in patients with early Parkinson's disease (PD). However, the objective quantification of this clinical sign using treadmill-based gait analysis has not been systematically evaluated so far. We simultaneously measured ultrasound based limb kinematics and spatiotemporal gait parameters during(More)
With the advances in stroke care, the number of high-functioning patients after stroke is increasing. However, existing clinical tools may not be sensitive enough to identify the residual deficits in these patients. The current study aimed to investigate the control of the pelvis, and the joints and end-point of the lower limbs in high-functioning older(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE There has been a lack of studies that have used both three-dimensional analysis and imaging tools concurrently to describe lung volume changes and breathing pattern in subjects in the supine position. The purpose of this study was to investigate the correlation between volume changes estimated by optoelectronic plethysmography (OEP) and(More)
In human motion analysis, in situ calibration of the force plate is necessary to improve the accuracy of the measured ground reaction force (GRF) and center of pressure (COP). Few existing devices are capable of both static and dynamic calibration of the usually non-linear GRF and COP errors, while are also easy to move and/or set up without damaging the(More)
OBJECTIVES To explore the hip and knee joint kinematics as well as muscle activation between participants with patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) and controls, and to investigate the immediate effect of proximal femoral rotational taping on pain, joint kinematics, and muscle activation during single-leg squat (SLS). DESIGN Cross-sectional study. (More)
This study aimed to identify the control strategy of obstacle-crossing of different heights with a multi-objective optimal control technique. Twelve young healthy adults walked and crossed obstacles of three different heights while their kinematic and ground reaction force data were measured simultaneously. Obstacle-crossing was formulated as an optimal(More)
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