Dylan Kobsar, PhD

Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University

Stepping Out of the Lab: New methods to translate movement analyses into the real-world with wearable sensor

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease characterized by the loss of cartilage and change in bone – resulting in pain, disability, and a reduced quality of life for millions of Canadians.

Wearable sensors offer the opportunity to measure detailed information on human movement and can be useful in treating osteoarthritis and improving quality of life.

Unfortunately, wearable sensors have failed to realize their full potential in real-world settings due to the difficulty in processing and interpreting the large amounts of movement data recorded in daily life.

  • We will develop new and innovative computational methodologies to streamline the analysis and interpretation of human movement

The findings from this research will support the future integration of wearable sensors into research and clinical settings, to improve how we manage osteoarthritis.