Health Care Professionals
Dr. Thomas Stone
Thomas worked at the National Clinical FES Centre at Salisbury District Hospital for 4 years where he received his PhD in biomedical engineering. Following this Thomas Worked at Bath University and the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases developing home based motion and rehabilitation tools. He subsequently spent 4 years at the clinical gait laboratory in the Oak Tree Lane Rehabilitation Centre, Birmingham Community NHS Trust. Four years ago Thomas moved to Cambridge University Hospital where he supported the development of the new Clinical Movement Laboratory.
Thomas is a state registered Clinical Scientist with the Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC)
About the Laboratory
At The Cambridge Clinical Movement Centre we use state of the art motion capture technology, the same as is used in the film industry, to measure the movement of the body and recreate as a digital model.
Using simple reflective markers placed on the skin it is possible to visualise the movement of a human skeleton. The way individual bones move in 3 dimensions can be clearly seen and analysed in great detail. Animated patterns of movement can be repeated time and time again in slow motion.
The forces that are exerted on the body through the floor can be visualised using in-floor force sensors that can reveal the potential for injury or help understand the cause of pain.
There are a number of laboratories around the country, for more information please see the Clinical Movement Analysis Society for UK and Ireland (CMAS)