The primary objective of this semester’s research was to analyze patients performing high demand dynamic tasks (e.g. running, squatting, and cutting) using rigid-body dynamics modeling in Vicon Nexus and in-vivo 3D motion capture in Visual 3D. With this data, movement patterns were compared between healthy individuals and DDH patients through an analysis of lower-extremity joint moments and angles while performing hop-and-cuts, and the results are presented here. The data processed for running, squatting, and run-and-cuts will be used in future musculoskeletal models.

Document Type

Final Report

Author's School

McKelvey School of Engineering

Author's Department

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Class Name

Mechanical Engineering and Material Sciences Independent Study

Date of Submission