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CAD WALK Makes YouTube Debut

(July 10, 2018) - It has long been our goal as part of this project to produce YouTube videos related to the research we are undertaking. This past month, we were finally able to bring that to fruition as we recorded the following introduction to the CAD WALK project:

I do have to apologize for the poor audio quality in places. We are still sorting out the technical details on that step. I do hope to have better audio for the following videos. At the moment, we have three more videos planned: one showing how the collection of foot pressure measurements is done, one showing the patient experience during data collection, and one discussing the computational methods used in the CAD WALK project. You will want to stick around for those!

Miscellaneous Updates: In addition to the YouTube video, we are also making progress on our data collection and on the fine tuning of our prototype. Regarding data collection, we have begun collecting foot pressure measurements from our Hallux Valgus patients. As part of their foot pressure measurements, we are also asking patients to report how well their feet are functioning using the Manchester-Oxford Foot Questionnaire (MOXFQ) and the Foot Function Index (FFI). We hope to find a link between the foot function reported by the questionnaires and the abnormal pressures identified by CAD WALK.

As far as the CAD WALK prototype goes, it is complete and ready for testing. On the whole, the project remains on schedule to be completed my October 2019.

Up Next in July-August, 2018...

  • We will continue collecting foot pressure measurements from our Hallux Valgus patients.
  • We will begin scheduling the pressure measurements for our ACL patients.
  • We will begin writing up scientific articles regarding the computational methods used in CAD WALK.
  • We will go on vacation!

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 746614.