Entries by Brian Horsak

Trial Protocol

Artner D., Wondrasch B., Baca A., Pobatschnig B., Greber-Platzer S., Nehrer S. & Horsak B. (2015). Trial Protokoll: Biomechanische Belastungsanalyse der Kniegelenke bei Alltagsbewegungen von adipösen Kindern und Jugendlichen: ei-ne randomisiert kontrollierte Studie, 22. Sportwissenschaftliche Hochschultag der Deutschen Vereinigung für Sportwissenschaft (dvs), Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz vom 30.09.2015 bis 02.10.2015

Staircase construction and speed measurement system implemented

To allow the measurement of ground reaction forces during stair walking, a special staircase element was constructed. This element can be mounted directly on one of the force plates and together with the staircase of the Rehabilitation Center Weißer Hof builds the final staircase that will be used during the whole biomechanical study. A self- […]

Biomechanical Setup moving forward

The development of the biomechanical measurement setup is constantly moving forward. A proper staircase construction was acquired from the Rehabilitation Center Weißer Hof in Klosterneuburg and will be used for all upcoming gait analyses at the Biomechanics Laboratory of the USZ Vienna. The first staircase element will be placed directly on one of the force […]

Project Presentation in front of NFB funding authority

On May 4th 2015 Dr. Brian Horsak presented the Children’s Knees project in front of the management board of the NFB and other scientists who are working on projects funded by the NFB Life Science Call 2013. The aim of this meeting was to share the scientific work with colleagues from different professions and maybe […]

Biomechanical setup development in progress

The development of the biomechanical setup to investigate kinetics, kinematics and spatiotemporal parameters of obese children during walking and stair climbing is moving forward. Dr. Brian Horsak, David Artner MSc and Barbara Pobatschnig BSc spent two days on the build up and testing of a first preliminary setup. The working progress resulted in a first […]

Dissemination Road Map

First Year Dissemination Activities setting up the project website open access publication of a trial protocol to attract the attention of the scientific community evaluating further dissemination activities Second Year Dissemination Activities extending the project website promoting the project on conferences and events submitting papers to academic journals and presenting them on national and international […]

CHILDREN’S KNEES – Project Description

Introduction Obesity in childhood already affects 17% of all children and adolescents in the United States and the prevalence is still increasing in most of the countries of the world. In Germany the prevalence of childhood obesity increased by almost 50% and the statistics show comparable data in Austria. Scientific investigations show that threre is […]

CARMA

Description Im Zuge des Forschungsvorhabens CARMA wird ein Zentrum für angewandte Forschung für medienunterstützte Gesundheitsvorsorge mit Fokus auf die Bereiche Bewegung und Aktivität aufgebaut und nachhaltig positioniert. Um Selbständigkeit und Aktivität bis ins hohe Alter zu ermöglichen, werden neben verschiedenen Assistenzsystemen, vor allem auch neue, bereits bei Jugendlichen ansetzende Konzepte in Prävention, Therapie und Rehabilitation […]

BRELOMATE – Breaking Loneliness with Mobile Assistive Technologies for Elderly

Description Das Projekt zielt darauf ab, die Einbindung von sozial isolierten älteren Menschen in ihre soziale Umwelt zu verbessern und somit zu einer Steigerung ihrer Lebensqualität beizutragen. Dazu wird ein neuartiger Zugang gewählt, diese Personengruppe an die Möglichkeiten bestehender Informationsdienste und Anwendungen im Internet heranzuführen. Dies soll durch eine Vereinfachung der Bedienung von Geräten zur […]