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Morgan & Claypool Publishers is proud to announce the recent publication of
a new book in our Assistive, Rehabilitative, and Health-Preserving
Technologies series.


Body Tracking in Healthcare

By Kenton OHara, Cecily Morrison, Abigail Sellen, Nadia Bianchi-Berthouze,
Cathy Craig

ISBN: 9781627054560 | PDF ISBN: 9781627059503

Copyright C 2016 | 151 Pages | Publication Date: March, 2016

(Digital Library Subscribers):

(Print & Individual E-books, Retail Store):


Within the context of healthcare, there has been a long-standing interest in
understanding the posture and movement of the human body. Gait analysis work
over the years has looked to articulate the patterns and parameters of this
movement both for a normal healthy body and in a range of movement-based
disorders. In recent years, these efforts to understand the moving body have
been transformed by significant advances in sensing technologies and
computational analysis techniques all offering new ways for the moving body
to be tracked, measured, and interpreted. While much of this work has been
largely research focused, as the field matures, we are seeing more shifts
into clinical practice. As a consequence, there is an increasing need to
understand these sensing technologies over and above the specific
capabilities to track, measure, and infer patterns of movement in
themselves. Rather, there is an imperative to understand how the material
form of these technologies enables them also to be situated in everyday
healthcare contexts and practices. There are significant mutually
interdependent ties between the fundamental characteristics and assumptions
of these technologies and the configurations of everyday collaborative
practices that are possible them. Our attention then must look to social,
clinical, and technical relations pertaining to these various body
technologies that may play out in particular ways across a range of
different healthcare contexts and stakeholders. Our aim in this book is to
explore these issues with key examples illustrating how social contexts of
use relate to the properties and assumptions bound up in particular choices
of body-tracking technology. We do this through a focus on three core
application areas in healthcare (assessment, rehabilitation, and surgical
interaction) and recent efforts to apply body-tracking technologies to them.


If you have any questions, please contact me directly at
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Brent Beckley
Direct Marketing Manager
Morgan & Claypool Publishers


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