VALIDATION OF MODEL-BASED IMAGE-MATCHING TECHNIQUE WITH BONE-PIN MARKER BASED MOTION ANALYSIS ON ANKLE KINEMATICS: A CADAVER STUDY

  • K. Mok
  • D. Fong
  • T. Krosshaug
  • K. Chan
Keywords: video analysis, ankle joint movement

Abstract

Krosshaug (2005) introduced a model-based image-matching (MBIM) technique for 3D reconstruction of human motion from uncalibrated video sequences. The aim of this study is to validate the MBIM technique on ankle joint movement with the reference to bone-pin marker based motion analysis on a cadaver. One cadaveric below-hip specimen was prepared for performing full-range plantarflexion/dorsiflexion, inversion/eversion and relative circular motion between two segments. The videos were recorded and analyzed by the MBIM technique and bone-pin marker based motion analysis. The results are presented as the qualitative visual evaluation and the root mean square (RMS) error. In general, the validation results showed good agreement between the MBIM estimation and bone-pin marker based motion analysis results. This technique will contribute to the motion measurement of ankle joint kinematics in the future, for instance, the motion analysis in real game situations and understanding the injury mechanisms of real injury cases.
Published
2009-08-30