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Amanda Rande

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Biography

Playing competitive rugby for seven years taught me a lot about my brain and body. Following, a serious concussion my interest in the brain and how it recovers after injury increased. This inspired me to complete a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology and continue my education with a master’s in neuroscience. My master’s thesis focuses on validating a new markerless motion capture technology to track how gait changes in children with cerebral palsy during development and rehabilitation. The markerless system predicts the movement of their joints while they walk, the lack of markers enables the children to wear what they are comfortable in and does not force them to sit through tedious marker placements. The 3D models produced by this system are then used clinically to inform surgical and rehabilitation decisions, aiding in clinical care and increasing our overall understanding of how neuromotor impairments impact children’s mobility.

Centre: University of Calgary

Supervisors / Mentors: Dr. Elizabeth Condliffe

Project Title: Evaluating Markerless Motion Capture for Children with Difficulty Walking

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