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Wearable Devices for the Measurement of Osteogenic Activity: May the Force be With You

posted on 2019-06-02, 22:56 authored by LACHLAN BRIAN MCMILLAN
This thesis examines how day-to-day physical activity can influence the health of our bones throughout ageing. This thesis has used a range of wearable devices and analysis techniques to calculate a range of metrics relevant to our daily activity levels, from the intensity of activity, to the impact forces experienced by the body. This thesis culminates in a now patented prototype wearable device able to calculate the forces experienced by bones, during various forms of physical activity and exercise.


Principal supervisor

Peter Ebeling

Additional supervisor 1

David Scott

Additional supervisor 2

Ayse Zengin

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Medicine - Monash Health

Additional Institution or Organisation

Department of Medicine

Campus location



Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences