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march, 2021

15mar4:30 pm5:30 amBiomechanical models to improve movement disorders

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Join Professor Thor Besier for a talk on how existing treatment strategies for movement disorders aim to restore function but have limited success because the intervention or device is not tailored to the individual and clinicians have limited time to develop personalised solutions. Computational models informed by wearable sensors have the potential to transform the rehabilitation of movement disorders by providing personalised treatments that are informed by in silico design optimisation. However, two key challenges limit the use of personalised medicine in clinical settings: 1) The ability to rapidly generate subject-specific models of the musculoskeletal system, and 2) Easy measurement of motor control strategies that inform musculoskeletal models. These challenges are being addressed by research within the musculoskeletal modelling group at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute and this talk outlines some of the cutting-edge research to deliver personalised medicine in rehabilitation and orthopaedics.

Thor Besier is a Professor at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute and has a joint appointment with the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Auckland. He established Stanford University’s Human Performance Laboratory and was a faculty member in the Department of Orthopaedics at Stanford from 2006 to 2010, before returning home to New Zealand in 2011.

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420 Ormond Rd


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