3 years in review of Michael Ryan: playing with dual-density insoles for OA, machine-learning for workplace health, and the emergence of a new type of protective footwear for runners.

December 02, 2019

Date: Monday, December 2nd, 2019

Time: 2:30pm 

Location: BPK Seminar Room (SCK9624)

Host: Dr. Dave Clarke

Title: 3 years in review of Michael Ryan: playing with dual-density insoles for OA, machine-learning for workplace health, and the emergence of a new type of protective footwear for runners.

Abstract: 

This seminar will begin by reviewing exciting progress on the development of a proprietary foot orthosis design for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis with collaboration with Michael Hunt at UBC’s Motion and Biofeedback Laboratory.  

Next, I will discuss how working with Carolyn Sparrey in SFU’s School of Mechatronics Engineering and WorksafeBC we have created a low-cost purpose-built instrumented insole can change the landscape for understanding the risks associated with posture-related workplace injuries.

Lastly, I will discuss exciting outcomes from a recently completed footwear clinical trial that showcases the importance of cushion over motion control in preventing injuries.