New article published!
Effects of the unity vacuum suspension system on transtibial gait for simulated non-level surfaces
Walking on various surfaces encountered in everyday life requires lower limb prosthesis users to continually adapt their movement patterns. Elevated vacuum suspension systems could improve transtibial amputee gait on non-level surfaces; however, research is lacking to guide clinical practice. Twelve transtibial amputees were fitted with the Össur sleeveless vacuum suspension system (Unity). After a one month accommodation period, the CAREN-Extended system was used to evaluate gait on a self-paced treadmill when walking with continuous perturbations (medial-lateral translations, rolling hills, simulated uneven ground) with an active or inactive vacuum suspension system. Significant differences between active and inactive vacuum conditions (p<0.05) were found for some temporal-spatial and kinematic gait parameters, but the differences were small and not considered clinically significant. Our findings suggest that potential vacuum pump failures would not immediately affect gait performance in a moderately high
Always a good way to start a new year…
The article, Maintaining stable transfemoral amputee gait on level, sloped and simulated uneven conditions in a virtual environment (http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17483107.2017.1420250), has just been published on Taylor & Francis Online.
My colleague’s article gets editor’s choice award 2nd year in a row!
One our articles is on PLOS ONE’s most cited list! !
Sometimes it takes patience and persistence to get a paper published. In this case, it finally paid off. The paper I wrote with Ugo a couple of summers ago is now in (electronic) print. I’m so please!
Chouinard and N. Baddour, Matlab Code for the Discrete Hankel Transform, Journal of Open Research Software 5:4, January 2017. http://doi.org/10.5334/jors.82
I think it’s sad that it’s come to this, but I just signed the petition “The University of Ottawa Senate: Preserve uOttawa’s library holdings”. For those who can help, please do so by adding your name to the petition.
Our goal is to reach 1,500 signatures and we need more support. You can read more and sign the petition here: