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J Neurosci Methods 2013 Oct;
Authors: Tasos Karakostas, Simon Hsiang, Heather Boger, Lawrence Middaugh, Ann-Charlotte Granholm
Motion Analysis Center and Sensory Motor Performance Program, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA; Department of Physical Therapy, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA; Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA. Electronic address: Tkarakosta@ric.org.
Three-dimensional (3D) motion analysisis is established in investigating, human pathological motion. In the field of gait, its use results in the objective identification of primary, and secondary causes of deviations, many current interventions are the result of pre- and post-testing, and it was shown recently that it can result in decreased number of surgeries and overall cost of care. Consequently, recent attempts have implemented 3D motion analysis using rat models to study, parkinsonism. However, to-date, a 3D user friendly analytical approach using rodent models to, identify etiologies of age-related motor impairment and accompanying pathologies has not been, implemented.
PMID: 24129039 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]