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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227943/an-unsupervised-approach-to-detecting-and-isolating-athletic-movements
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Terry Taewoong Um, Dana Kulic, Terry Taewoong Um, Dana Kulic, Dana Kulic
To enable automatic analysis of athletic movement, the first task is to recognize the athletic movements to be analyzed from a continuous motion data stream. Automated detection of athletic movement and the isolation of the recruited body parts would enable the analysis of sporting movements for improving sports performance and preventing possible injuries. In this paper, an unsupervised method for detecting and isolating athletic movements is proposed. Given motion capture data, the method automatically identifies when athletic movements are being performed and the body parts involved using the concepts of the manipulability and kinematic dimensionality reduction...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227889/shape-memory-alloy-smart-knee-spacer-to-enhance-knee-functionality-model-design-and-finite-element-analysis
#2
Arvind Gautam, A Bhargavi Rani, Miguel A Callejas, Swati Ghosh Acharyya, Amit Acharyya, Dwaipayan Biswas, Vasundhra Bhandari, Paresh Sharma, Ganesh R Naik, Arvind Gautam, A Bhargavi Rani, Miguel A Callejas, Swati Ghosh Acharyya, Amit Acharyya, Dwaipayan Biswas, Vasundhra Bhandari, Paresh Sharma, Ganesh R Naik, Swati Ghosh Acharyya, Paresh Sharma, Vasundhra Bhandari, A Bhargavi Rani, Arvind Gautam, Dwaipayan Biswas, Miguel A Callejas, Amit Acharyya
In this paper we introduce Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) for designing the tibial part of Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) by exploiting the shape-memory and pseudo-elasticity property of the SMA (e.g. NiTi). This would eliminate the drawbacks of the state-of-the art PMMA based knee-spacer including fracture, sustainability, dislocation, tilting, translation and subluxation for tackling the Osteoarthritis especially for the aged people of 45-plus or the athletes. In this paper a Computer Aided Design (CAD) model using SolidWorks for the knee-spacer is presented based on the proposed SMA adopting the state-of-the art industry-standard geometry that is used in the PMMA based spacer design...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227710/monitoring-of-paces-and-gaits-using-binary-pir-sensors-with-rehabilitation-treadmill
#3
Jiang Lu, Ting Zhang, Qingquan Sun, Sanobar Kadiwal, Ishaq Unwala, Fei Hu, Jiang Lu, Ting Zhang, Qingquan Sun, Sanobar Kadiwal, Ishaq Unwala, Fei Hu, Ting Zhang, Ishaq Unwala, Qingquan Sun, Jiang Lu, Sanobar Kadiwal, Fei Hu
Recently, rehabilitation treadmills are designed for helping injured persons such as stroke patients and injury athletes in the process of physical therapy. By monitoring the changes of paces and gaits, one can estimate the progress of rehabilitation. At present, most devices that can estimate paces and gaits are wearable and/or expensive. This paper presents an inexpensive, non-intrusive wireless binary sensor system for pace estimation and lower-extreme gait recognition with low data throughput and high energy efficiency...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227055/hrv4training-large-scale-longitudinal-training-load-analysis-in-unconstrained-free-living-settings-using-a-smartphone-application
#4
Marco Altini, Oliver Amft, Marco Altini, Oliver Amft, Oliver Amft, Marco Altini
We describe an approach to support athletes at various fitness levels in their training load analysis using heart rate (HR) and heart rate variability (HRV). A smartphone-based application (HRV4Training) was developed that captures heart activity over one to five minutes using photoplethysmography (PPG) and derives HR and HRV features. HRV4Training integrated a guide for an early morning spot measurement protocol and a questionnaire to capture self-reported training activity. The smartphone application was made publicly available for interested users to quantify training effect...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226912/development-of-a-head-impact-monitoring-intelligent-mouthguard
#5
Daniel S Hedin, Paul L Gibson, Adam J Bartsch, Sergey Samorezov, Daniel S Hedin, Paul L Gibson, Adam J Bartsch, Sergey Samorezov, Adam J Bartsch, Paul L Gibson, Sergey Samorezov, Daniel S Hedin
The authors present the development and laboratory system-level testing of an impact monitoring "Intelligent Mouthguard" intended to help with identification of potentially concussive head impacts and cumulative head impact dosage. The goal of Intelligent Mouthguard is to provide an indicator of potential concussion risk, and help caregiver identify athletes needing sideline concussion protocol testing. Intelligent Mouthguard may also help identify individuals who are at higher risk based on historical dosage...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226593/dynamic-cerebral-autoregulation-in-young-athletes-following-concussion
#6
Kyriaki Kostoglou, Alexander D Wright, Jonathan D Smirl, Kelsey Bryk, Paul van Donkelaar, Georgios D Mitsis, Kyriaki Kostoglou, Alexander D Wright, Jonathan D Smirl, Kelsey Bryk, Paul van Donkelaar, Georgios D Mitsis, Paul van Donkelaar, Alexander D Wright, Kyriaki Kostoglou, Jonathan D Smirl, Kelsey Bryk, Georgios D Mitsis
The purpose of this study was to examine cerebral autoregulation (CA) in young athletes experiencing concussion. The subjects were monitored and repeatedly tested 72 hours, 2 weeks and 1 month post-injury. Mean arterial blood pressure (MABP), end-tidal partial pressure of carbon dioxide (PETCO2) and cerebral blood flow velocity (CBFV) in the middle and posterior cerebral arteries were monitored during mental activation paradigms. In order to characterize CA we employed autoregressive models with exogenous inputs (ARX) and impulse response models based on the Laguerre expansion technique (LET)...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226433/preliminary-results-of-residual-deficits-observed-in-athletes-with-concussion-history-combined-eeg-and-cognitive-study
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Tamanna T K Munia, Jeffrey L Gendreau, Ajay K Verma, Benjamin D Johnson, Mark Romanick, Kouhyar Tavakolian, Reza Fazel-Rezai, Tamanna T K Munia, Jeffrey L Gendreau, Ajay K Verma, Benjamin D Johnson, Mark Romanick, Kouhyar Tavakolian, Reza Fazel-Rezai, Reza Fazel-Rezai, Jeffrey L Gendreau, Benjamin D Johnson, Tamanna T K Munia, Ajay K Verma, Kouhyar Tavakolian, Mark Romanick
Assessment, treatment, and management of sport-related concussions are a widely recognized public health issue. Although several neuropsychological and motor assessment tools have been developed and implemented for sports teams at various levels and ages, the sensitivity of these tests has yet to be validated with more objective measures to make return-to-play (RTP) decisions more confidently. The present study sought to analyze the residual effect of concussions on a sample of adolescent athletes who sustained one or more previous concussions compared to those who had no concussion history...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225689/sex-differences-in-anthropometrics-and-heading-kinematics-among-division-i-soccer-athletes
#8
Abigail C Bretzin, Jamie L Mansell, Ryan T Tierney, Jane K McDevitt
BACKGROUND: Soccer players head the ball repetitively throughout their careers; this is also a potential mechanism for a concussion. Although not all soccer headers result in a concussion, these subconcussive impacts may impart acceleration, deceleration, and rotational forces on the brain, leaving structural and functional deficits. Stronger neck musculature may reduce head-neck segment kinematics. HYPOTHESIS: The relationship between anthropometrics and soccer heading kinematics will not differ between sexes...
March 2017: Sports Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225523/the-age-related-performance-decline-in-ironman-triathlon-starts-earlier-in-swimming-than-in-cycling-and-running
#9
Ilja Käch, Christoph A Rüst, Pantelis T Nikolaidis, Thomas Rosemann, Beat Knechtle
In Ironman triathlon, the number of overall male and female finishers increased in the last 30 years, while an improvement in performance has been reported. Studies concluding these numbers only analysed the top ten athletes per age group instead of all finishers, therefore a selection bias might have occurred. The aim of the present study was to investigate participation, performance and the age-related performance decline of all pro and age group triathletes ranked in all Ironman triathlons held worldwide between 2002 and 2015...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224443/report-of-the-clinical-and-functional-primary-outcomes-in-men-of-the-acl-sports-trial-similar-outcomes-in-men-receiving-secondary-prevention-with-and-without-perturbation-training-1-and-2-years-after-acl-reconstruction
#10
Amelia J H Arundale, Kathleen Cummer, Jacob J Capin, Ryan Zarzycki, Lynn Snyder-Mackler
BACKGROUND: Athletes often are cleared to return to activities 6 months after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction; however, knee function measures continue to improve up to 2 years after surgery. Interventions beyond standard care may facilitate successful return to preinjury activities and improve functional outcomes. Perturbation training has been used in nonoperative ACL injury and preoperative ACL reconstruction rehabilitation, but has not been examined in postoperative ACL reconstruction rehabilitation, specifically return to sport rehabilitation...
February 21, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224442/report-of-the-primary-outcomes-for-gait-mechanics-in-men-of-the-acl-sports-trial-secondary-prevention-with-and-without-perturbation-training-does-not-restore-gait-symmetry-in-men-1-or-2-years-after-acl-reconstruction
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Jacob John Capin, Ryan Zarzycki, Amelia Arundale, Kathleen Cummer, Lynn Snyder-Mackler
BACKGROUND: Movement asymmetries during walking are common after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury and reconstruction and may influence the early development of posttraumatic osteoarthritis. Preoperative neuromuscular training (like perturbation training, which is neuromuscular training requiring selective muscle activation in response to surface perturbations) improves gait asymmetries and functional outcomes among people who are ACL-deficient, but the effect of postoperative perturbation training on gait mechanics after ACL reconstruction is unknown...
February 21, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224374/mri-findings-of-knee-abnormalities-in-adolescent-and-adult-volleyball-players
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Heide Boeth, Aoife MacMahon, Felix Eckstein, Gerd Diederichs, Arne Schlausch, Wolfgang Wirth, Georg N Duda
BACKGROUND: To longitudinally and cross-sectionally evaluate knee abnormalities by sex and age in adolescent and adult volleyball athletes over 2 years using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). METHODS: Thirty-six high-level volleyball athletes (18 adolescents: 56% female, mean age 16.0 ± 0.8 years; and 18 adults: 50% female, mean age 46.8 ± 5.1 years) were imaged by MRI at BL and at 2-year follow-up (FU). Prevalence and severity of cartilage lesions, subarticular bone marrow lesions (BMLs), subarticular cysts, osteophytes, and ligament and meniscus integrity were evaluated by sex and by age cohort (adolescents and adults) using the whole-organ MRI score (WORMS)...
December 2017: Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224063/the-8-strand-hamstring-autograft-in-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
#13
Kunbo Park, Christopher M Brusalis, Theodore J Ganley
Growing participation in youth athletics has resulted in increased numbers of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in skeletally immature patients. Use of autogenous graft material has been associated with improved graft survival. However, pediatric patients sometimes possess hamstring tendons that produce smaller-diameter grafts than those prepared with adult autogenous materials. Smaller-diameter grafts may predispose younger patients to graft failure. We describe a technique that increases the diameter of the ACL construct through the use of an 8-strand autologous hamstring tendon graft...
October 2016: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223308/infographic-oral-health-in-elite-athletes
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EDITORIAL
Ian Needleman, Paul Ashley, Peter Fine, Fares Haddad, Mike Loosemore, Akbar di Medici, Nikos Donos, Tim Newton, Ken van Someren, Rebecca Moazzez, Rod Jaques, Glenn Hunter, Mark Shimmin, John Brewer, Lyndon Meehan, Steve Mills, Stephen Porter
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February 21, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223305/eighty-three-per-cent-of-elite-athletes-return-to-preinjury-sport-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis-of-return-to-sport-rates-graft-rupture-rates-and-performance-outcomes
#15
REVIEW
Courtney C H Lai, Clare L Ardern, Julian A Feller, Kate E Webster
OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was to calculate the rate of return to sport (RTS) following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction in elite athletes. Secondary objectives were to estimate the time taken to RTS, calculate rates of ACL graft rupture, evaluate postsurgical athletic performance and identify determinants of RTS. DESIGN: Pooled RTS and graft rupture rates were calculated using random effects proportion meta-analysis. Time to RTS, performance data and determinants of RTS were synthesised descriptively...
February 21, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222576/may-a-unitary-autonomic-index-help-assess-autonomic-cardiac-regulation-in-elite-athletes-preliminary-observations-on-the-national-italian-olympic-committee-team
#16
Roberto Sala, Mara Malacarne, Fabio Tosi, Manuela Benzi, Nadia Solaro, Stefano Tamorri, Antonio Spataro, Massimo Pagani, Daniela Lucini
BACKGROUND: Long term endurance training, as occurring in elite athletes, is associated to cardiac neural remodeling in favor of cardioprotective vagal mechanisms, resulting in resting bradycardia and augmented contribution of cardiac parasympathetic nerve activity. Autonomic assessment can be performed by way of Heart Rate Variability. This technique however provides multiple indices, and there is not yet complete agreement on their specific significance. Purpose of the study was to assess whether a rank transformation and radar plot could provide a unitary autonomic index, capable to show a correlation between intensity of individual work and quality of autonomic regulation...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222403/muscular-effects-of-vitamin-d-in-young-athletes-and-non-athletes-and-in-the-elderly
#17
REVIEW
Nikolaos E Koundourakis, Pavlina D Avgoustinaki, Niki Malliaraki, Andrew N Margioris
Muscles are major targets of vitamin D. Exposure of skeletal muscles to vitamin D induces the expression of multiple myogenic transcription factors enhancing muscle cell proliferation and differentiation. At the same time vitamin D suppresses the expression of myostatin, a negative regulator of muscle mass. Moreover, vitamin D increases the number of type II or fast twitch muscle cells and in particular that of type IIA cells, while its deficiency causes type IIA cell atrophy. Furthermore, vitamin D supplementation in young males with low vitamin D levels increases the percentage of type IIA fibers in muscles, causing an increase in muscular high power output...
October 2016: Hormones: International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222255/stemness-signature-of-equine-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#18
Morteza Zahedi, Abbas Parham, Hesam Dehghani, Hossein Kazemi Mehrjerdi
Background: Application of competent cells such as mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) for treatment of musculoskeletal disorders in equine athletes is increasingly needed. Moreover, similarities of horse and human in size, load and types of joint injuries, make horse as a good model for MSCs therapy studies. This study was designed to isolate and characterize stemness signature of equine bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs). Methods: BM of three mares was aspirated and the mononuclear cells (MNCs) were isolated using density gradient...
February 28, 2017: International Journal of Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222210/snapping-hip-syndrome-systematic-review-of-surgical-treatment
#19
Gabriele Potalivo, Walter Bugiantella
The snapping hip (SH) syndrome is characterised by an audible snapping, often accompanied by pain, which usually occurs with the flexion and extension of the hip during exercise or ordinary daily activities.The causes of SH can be classified as external, internal and intraarticular. The prevalence of asymptomatic SH in the population is unknown and the incidence of symptomatic cases is not well-defined. The painless snapping in the hip is common in the general population; the symptomatic SH with debilitating pain and weakness is often seen in those who take part in activities such as ballet and running hurdles...
February 18, 2017: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222141/evaluation-of-factors-associated-with-severe-and-frequent-back-pain-in-high-school-athletes
#20
Matias Noll, Erika Aparecida Silveira, Ivan Silveira de Avelar
Several studies have shown that half of all young athletes experience back pain (BP). However, high intensity and frequency of BP may be harmful, and the factors associated with BP severity have not been investigated in detail. Here, we investigated the factors associated with a high intensity and high frequency of BP in high school athletes. We included 251 athletes (173 boys and 78 girls [14-20 years old]) in this cross-sectional study. The dependent variables were a high frequency and high intensity of BP, and the independent variables were demographic, socioeconomic, psychosocial, hereditary, anthropometric, behavioural, and postural factors and the level of exercise...
2017: PloS One
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