The aim of this innovative project is to introduce quick gait analysis as an objective outcome measure in orthopedic practice. To this end, we want to establish a reference databank of objective gait parameters in patients with knee/hip osteoarthritis and patients post-TKA/post-THP.

Within this project, gait patterns of healthy participants, patients with knee/hip osteoarthritis and patients post-TKA/post-TKP will be measured using inertial sensors to establish a reference databank of objective gait parameters. Through validated algorithms an individual’s gait will be analyzed and compared to the reference group. Note that the reference group can be selected based on personal characteristics (gender, age, BMI). Subsequently, which gait component is deviating and which is not, will be identified, and can be used for clinical evaluation and rehabilitation following treatment.

 

The project started in October 2020 and will continue untill 2023.

 

Our projectteam:

  • Katrijn Smulders, PhD – Senior researcher 
  • Noël Keijsers, PhD - Senior researcher 
  • Remco Hoogendijk, MSc – Innovation Manager 
  • José Smolders, PhD, MD – Orthopedic surgeon 
  • Ate Wymenga, PhD, MD – Orthopedic surgeon