Trent Guess, PhD, and David Echelmeyer, MPT, OCS, look at data gathered by the Microsoft Kinect 2.0 sensor.

ACL Gold Validation

Status: Completed

Research Question: Determine the reliability and validity of the Microsoft Kinect 2.0 sensor compared to a marker-based Vicon system in determining the knee-to-ankle separation ratio during a drop vertical jump

Primary contact: Trent Guess (guesstr@missouri.edu)

Grant funding: $49,969; University of Missouri — Mizzou Advantage; “Preventing Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tears in Female Youth Athletes with Video Game Technology”

Publications: Sports Health, “Development and Validation of a Portable and Inexpensive Tool to Measure the Drop Vertical Jump Using the Microsoft Kinect V2;” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28846505

Journal of Applied Biomechanics, “Comparison of 3D Joint Angles Measured with the Kinect 2.0 Skeletal Tracker Versus a Marker-Based Motion Capture System;” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27918704

Orthopedic Journal of Sports Medicine, “Validation of the Microsoft Kinect as a Portable and Inexpensive Screening Tool for Identifying ACL Injury Risk;” http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/2325967114S00106

Sex Differences during the Modified Star Excursion Balance Test

Status: Completed

Research Question: Do sex differences exist in the frontal and transverse plane of lower extremity during the modified Star Excursion Balance Test?

Primary contact: Brad Willis (willisbw@missouri.edu)

Grant funding: $49,969; University of Missouri — Mizzou Advantage; “Preventing Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tears in Female Youth Athletes with Video Game Technology”

Publications: Human Movement, “Sex Differences in Frontal and Transverse Plane Hip and Knee Kinematic During the Modified Star Excursion Balance Test;https://www.degruyter.com/downloadpdf/j/humo.2017.18.issue-3/humo-2017-0028/humo-2017-0028.pdf

ACL Gold Field Testing

Status: Ongoing

Research Question: Assess the efficiency and feasibility of the Kinect V2 for motion analysis of the drop vertical jump with high school athletes.

Primary contact: Aaron Gray (grayad@missouri.edu)

Grant funding: $49,969; University of Missouri — Mizzou Advantage; Preventing Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tears in Female Youth Athletes with Video Game Technolog”

Publications: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, “Mass Screening of Youth Athletes for High Risk Landing Patterns using a Portable and Inexpensive Motion Sensor Device;” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4968261/

Lateral Step-Down

Status: Ongoing

Research Question: Determine the relationship between a depth camera and clinical visual assessments of a lateral step-down task.

Primary contact: Dave Echelmeyer (echelmeyerd@missouri.edu)

Publications: Pending

MU Human Performance Institute — Retrospective Analysis

Status: Ongoing

Research Question: Retrospective analysis of the relationship between the Microsoft Kinect V2 and traditional strength-and-conditioning metrics in high school athletes.

Primary contacts: Brad Willis (willisbw@missouri.edu) and Bryan Mann (mannjb@missouri.edu)

Publications: Pending