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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

Clinical Sciences at Monash Health

Additional Institution or Organisation


Campus location



Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences