Allison L Clouthier

Allison L Clouthier
University of Ottawa · School of Human Kinetics

PhD

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31
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19 Research Items
237 Citations
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Additional affiliations
December 2018 - present
University of Ottawa
Position
  • PostDoc Position
September 2013 - September 2018
Queen's University
Position
  • PhD
March 2012 - February 2013
Universität Bern
Position
  • Research Assistant
Education
September 2013 - September 2018
Queen's University
Field of study
  • Mechanical and Materials Engineering
September 2009 - December 2011
Queen's University
Field of study
  • Mechanical Engineering
September 2005 - May 2009
Queen's University
Field of study
  • Mathematics and Engineering

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Publications (31)
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The shape of the lumbar spine influences its function and dysfunction. Yet examining the influence of geometric differences associated with pathology or demographics on lumbar biomechanics is challenging in vivo where these effects cannot be isolated, and the use of simple anatomical measurements does not fully capture the complex three-dimensional...
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The purposes of this study were to determine if 1) recurrent neural networks designed for multivariate, time-series analyses outperform traditional linear and non-linear machine learning classifiers when classifying athletes based on competition level and sport played, and 2) athletes of different sports move differently during non-sport-specific m...
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Presented is a framework that uses pattern classification methods to incrementally morph whole-body movement patterns to investigate how personal (sex, military experience, and body mass) and load characteristics affect the survivability tradespace: performance, musculoskeletal health, and susceptibility to enemy action. Sixteen civilians and 12 so...
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Static Optimization (SO) procedures are commonly used to estimate muscle forces and joint loads from kinematics and external force data. The method of modeling hand–mass interaction during lifting tasks may affect the kinematics and/or external forces applied to the model, yet the extent to which different modeling decisions affect the estimated sp...
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To determine the applications of machine learning (ML) techniques used for the primary prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs), a scoping review was conducted using seven literature databases. Of the 4,639 initial results, 130 primary research studies were deemed relevant for inclusion. Studies were reviewed and classified as a...
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The relationship between three-dimensional shape and patellofemoral mechanics is complicated. The Wiberg patella classification is a method of distinguishing shape differences in the axial plane of the patella that can be used to connect shape differences to observed mechanics. This study uses a statistical shape model to relate the Wiberg patella...
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The purpose of this work was to develop an open-source deep learning-based algorithm for motion capture marker labelling that can be trained on measured or simulated marker trajectories. In the proposed algorithm, a deep neural network including recurrent layers is trained on measured or simulated marker trajectories. Labels are assigned to markers...
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The purpose of this work was to develop an open-source deep learning-based algorithm for motion capture marker labelling that can be trained on measured or simulated marker trajectories. In the proposed algorithm, a deep neural network including recurrent layers is trained on measured or simulated marker trajectories. Labels are assigned to markers...
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Trochlear groove geometry and the location of the tibial tubercle, where the patellar tendon inserts, have both been associated with patellofemoral instability and can be modified surgically. Although their effects on patellofemoral biomechanics have been investigated individually, the interaction between the two is unclear. The authors’ aim was to...
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Investigating the effects of load carriage on military soldiers using optical motion capture is challenging. However, inertial measurement units (IMUs) provide a promising alternative. Our purpose was to compare optical motion capture with an Xsens IMU system in terms of movement reconstruction using principal component analysis (PCA) using correla...
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Purpose of review: The patellofemoral joint is a complicated articulation of the patella and femur that is prone to pathologies. The purpose of this review is to report on the current methods of investigating patellofemoral mechanics, factors that affect joint function, and future directions in patellofemoral joint research with emerging technolog...
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Background Numerous studies have reported an association between rotator cuff injury and two-dimensional measures of scapular morphology. However, the mechanical underpinnings explaining how these shape features affect glenohumeral joint function and lead to injury are poorly understood. We hypothesized that three-dimensional features of scapular m...
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Movement screens are used to assess the overall movement quality of an athlete. However, these rely on visual observation of a series of movements and subjective scoring. Data-driven methods to provide objective scoring of these movements are being developed. These currently use optical motion capture and require manual pre-processing of data to id...
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The geometry of the patellofemoral joint affects function and pathology. However, the impact of trochlear groove depth on treatments for patellar instability and pain is not clear. Tibial tubercle osteotomy is a common surgical intervention for patellar instability where the tibial insertion of the patellar tendon is translated to align the extenso...
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Background: Braces for medial knee osteoarthritis can reduce medial joint loads through a combination of three mechanisms: application of an external brace abduction moment, alteration of gait dynamics, and reduced activation of antagonistic muscles. Although the effect of knee bracing has been reported independently for each of these parameters,...
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Articular geometry in the knee varies widely among people which has implications for risk of injury and pathology. The goals of this work were to develop a framework to systematically vary geometry in a multibody knee model and to use this framework to investigate the effect of morphological features on dynamic knee kinematics and contact mechanics...
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Abnormal loading of the knee joint contributes to the pathogenesis of knee osteoarthritis. Gait retraining is a non-invasive intervention that aims to reduce knee loads by providing audible, visual, or haptic feedback of gait parameters. The computational expense of joint contact force prediction has limited real-time feedback to surrogate measures...
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Valgus unloader braces are a conservative treatment option for medial compartment knee osteoarthritis that aim to unload the damaged medial compartment through application of an external abduction moment. Patient response to bracing is highly variable, however. While some experience improvements in pain, function, and joint loading, others receive...
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Multicentre studies are rare in three dimensional motion analyses due to challenges associated with combining waveform data from different centres. Principal component analysis (PCA) is a statistical technique that can be used to quantify variability in waveform data and identify group differences. A correction technique based on PCA is proposed th...
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INTRODUCTION: Valgus knee unloader braces are often prescribed as a conservative treatment for knee osteoarthritis. These braces are designed to redistribute the loading in the knee, thereby reducing contact forces in the medial compartment. However, patient response to bracing is variable; while some patients experience improvements in joint loadi...
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Vertebral compression fractures are becoming increasingly common. Patient-specific nonlinear finite element (FE) models have shown promise in predicting yield strength and damage pattern but have not been experimentally validated for clinically relevant vertebral fractures, which involve loading through intervertebral discs with varying degrees of...
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Osteoporosis-related vertebral fractures represent a major health problem in elderly populations. Such fractures can often only be diagnosed after a substantial deformation history of the vertebral body. Therefore, it remains a challenge for clinicians to distinguish between stable and progressive potentially harmful fractures. Accordingly, novel c...
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Background: Vertebral fractures represent a major health problem in elderly populations and lead to high local deformation of the bone. Human vertebral bodies are made of a core of trabecular bone surrounded by a thin cortex. Accordingly, vertebral fractures involve both trabecular and cortical bone failure, but relationship between them remains un...
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Background: Despite the success of reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) in treating patients with painful pseudoparalytic shoulders, instability is a common complication and currently the factors affecting stability are not well understood. The objective of this study was to investigate a number of factors as well as the interactions between factor...

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