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Cervical Readiness Using Analytics and Non-Invasive Evaluation (CRANE)

The goal of the CRANE project is to develop a cervical spine assessment system for military pilots that includes four components: a worn sensor, a virtual reality game environment, an analytics suite, and an intuitive user interface that presents cervical spine health evaluation results. Auburn’s responsibility is to provide and test advanced motion models of the cervical spine through the use of electromyography (EMG), inertial measurement units (IMU), and optical motion capture. The ability to understand and reliably measure cervical spine kinematics would allow researchers at Auburn to relate head motion to a risk of injury.