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Dr Sibylle Thies
Dr Sibylle Thies
postal addressCentre for Rehabilitation & Human Performance Research, (CRHPR), Brian Blatchford Building Room PO-25a, University of Salford, Salford, Greater Manchester, M6 6PU.
email addresss.thies@salford.ac.uk
telephone+44-(0)161-2952679
Key Memberships
Member of School: School of Health Sciences
From September 2011 to present.
Full Member of Research Centre: Centres for Health Sciences Research
From September 2015 to present.
From January 2005 to August 2015.
Profile Summary
Biomechanics, movement analysis, gait, peripheral neuropathy, balance, control, divided attention, irregular surface gait, tactile pavement, functional electrical stimulation (FES), inertial sensors, upper limb kinematics, stroke.
Key Qualifications
2000
2001
2004
Key Projects
2018
Jul
Use of Smart Walkers to Study Effects of Walker Height & Width
The Dowager Countess Eleanor Peel Trust, £14,864.00.
Principal Investigator: S Thies (100%).
2018
Jan
Smart walking aids - preparing their route to clinical adoption
Greater Manchester Academic Health Sciences Network, £24,151.00.
Principal Investigator: S Thies (80%). Co-Investigators: D Howard (10%), L Kenney (10%).
2016
Mar
Are older people putting themselves at risk of falling when using a walking frame?
Dunhill Medical Trust, £74,907.00.
Principal Investigator: S Thies (60%). Co-Investigators: M Granat (10%), L Kenney (15%), D Howard (15%).
2015
Mar
A novel body-worn falls detection system: development and evaluation in the frail elderly population
The Dowager Countess Eleanor Peel Trust, £73,598.00.
Principal Investigator: M Granat (60%). Co-Investigators: T Williamson (15%), S Thies (10%), L Kenney (15%).
2014
Jul
Development of a novel thigh-worn falls detection monitor
Greater Manchester Academic Health Sciences Network, £31,630.00.
Principal Investigator: M Granat (50%). Co-Investigators: L Kenney (25%), S Thies (25%).
2013
Aug
Development of a novel technology for identification of unstable walking frame use
The Dowager Countess Eleanor Peel Trust, £9,804.00.
Principal Investigator: S Thies (100%).
2013
Aug
An assessment of the effects of sole shoe design on trip risk and gait stability in older fallers
The Dowager Countess Eleanor Peel Trust, £8,806.00.
Principal Investigator: S Thies (100%).
2009
Feb
An advanced FES rehabilitation tool for upper limb therapy after stroke
Department of Health, £470,753.00.
Principal Investigator: D Howard (30%). Co-Investigators: C Smith (20%), L Kenney (30%), T Williamson (10%), S Thies (10%).
Key Publications
Refereed Journal Articles
Key Presence
Conference Presentations
2010
Jul
2009
Aug
2008
Aug
2008
Jul
2007
Nov
2006
Comparison of upper extremity motion in stroke patients: a new method to quantify repeatability and effects of therapy. UK Stroke Forum.
2006
Oct
A practical assessment tool for repeatability of upper limb movement in stroke. Royal Academy of Engineering Futures Meeting on Musculoskeletal Mechanics.
2006
Sep
A virtual sensor tool to simulate accelerometers for upper limb FES triggering. World Congress of Biomechanics.
2006
Jul
Comparison of linear accelerations from three measurement systems during reach and grasp. Internationa Society of Biomechanics - 3D Analysi of Human Movement Conference.
2006
Jul
Use of inertial sensors and triggering algorithms for an upper limb neuroprosthesis. Advanced Technologies for Neuromotor Assessment and Rehabilitation (Summerschool).
2006
Jan
2005
Sep
Stepping on an obstacle with the medial forefoot: use of a 3D dynamic control model to simulate age and neuropathy. American Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting.
2004
Oct
What causes a crossover step on uneven ground? A study in healthy young women. American Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting.
2003
Dec
Effects of age, surface irregularity, and incident lighting on step width variability during level gait. Gerontolgical Society of America Annual Meeting.
2002
Dec
Reducing step width variability in patients with polyneuropathy walking on an uneven surface. Gerontological Society of America Annual Meeting.
2002
Aug
Step variability during gait on flat and irregular surfaces in patients with polyneuropathy. World Congress of Biomechanics.
2001
Dec
Influence of an irregular surface on step width and step width variability in peripheral neuropathy. Gerontological Society of America Annual Meeting.
Invited Papers and Lectures
2010
Sep
2006
Dec
Ambient Intelligent Microsystems: the Healthy AIMS project and its impact on neuroprosthetic developments. International Conference on Mechanics in Medicine and Biology.