Journal article

A Decision Support System to Facilitate Identification of Musculoskeletal Impairments and Propose Recommendations Using Gait Analysis in Children With Cerebral Palsy

Kohleth Chia, Igor Fischer, Pam Thomason, H Kerr Graham, Morgan Sangeux

Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology | FRONTIERS MEDIA SA | Published : 2020


The identification of musculoskeletal impairments from gait analysis in children with cerebral palsy is a complex task, as is formulating (surgical) recommendations. In this paper, we present how we built a decision support system based on gait kinematics, anthropometrics, and physical examination data. The decision support system was trained to learn the association between these data and the list of impairments and recommendations formulated historically by experienced clinicians. Our aim was 2-fold, train a computational model that would be representative of data-based clinical reasoning in our center, and support new or junior clinicians by providing pre-processed impairments and recomme..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia

Funding Acknowledgements

This project was supported by a grant from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia, project grant GNT1100376.