Gait analysis management and diagnosis in a prototype virtual reality environment

Salsabeel Alfalah, David Harrison, Vassilis Charissis

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5 Citations (Scopus)


Current medical data derived from gait analysis and diagnosis of various musculoskeletal pathologies offer a plethora of text based and imaging data. The large volume and complexity of the particular data present a number of issues during the collection, storage, searching and visualisation process for gait analysis management and diagnosis. Adhering to above it is evident that a simplified, holistic and user-friendly system is required in order to improve the acquisition and comparison of medical data in a timely manner. Further consultation with health professionals suggested that the proposed prototype should entail an automated system that can extract, save and visualise the data from different sources, in order to enhance medical data visualisation, increase efficiency and thus improve quality of service and management. This work presents the development stages of a new prototype system for managing medical data for gait analysis, which additionally offer simulation capacity in a Virtual Reality environment in order to assist the medical practitioners towards a faster an better informed evaluation of each condition.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVirtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality: Systems and Applications
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings (II) 5th International VAMR Conference 2013
EditorsR. Shumaker
Place of PublicationBerlin Heidelberg
Pages 3-11
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9783642394201
ISBN (Print)9783642394195
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science


  • gait analysis
  • human computer interaction
  • virtual reality
  • musculoskeletal conditions
  • 3D visualisation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Podiatry
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Health Information Management


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