Light and Bluetooth – dynamic measurement techniques for orthopedics

Interview with Dr. Marcel Betsch, Assistant Medical Director, Department of Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery, University Hospital RWTH Aachen


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Dr. Marcel Betsch, Head of the task force "Non-invasive Spinal Motion Analysis" at the University Hospital RWTH Aachen

Image: Dr. Betsch next to a computer screen showing scans of the spine; Copyright: privat

In raster stereography, a light projector, a digital video camera and a computer system create a three-dimensional reconstruction of the spine.

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In most measuring systems, markers are attached to appropriate anatomical points on the patient, with the help of which the movements are recorded via camera systems, so that statements about the musculoskeletal apparatus are possible.

Image: Elena Blume; Copyright: C. Schmitt