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Objective functional capacity assessment using inertial sensor

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • Functional capacity assessment is carried out to

    measure the functional limitations of a subject. While the

    clinical assessment can be validated against various standards,

    quantifying the assessment and achieving an objective,

    repeatable, and reliable score in the clinical assessment is a

    challenge. Current methods are subjective. The Progressive

    Isoinertial Lifting Evaluation (PILE) is a lifting test developed

    for functional capacity assessment. The primary aim of this

    study is to improve reliability and repeatability of PILE

    through objective measurement of patient’s performance. This

    is achieved by recording and analysing the movement of a

    patient by a motion capture system based on a network array

    of inertial wireless sensors. Various analyses conducted on the

    data indicate that the captured data provides adequate

    information to objectively determine the failure of the subject

    to maintain correct posture and to identify the onset of muscle

    fatigue within the PILE assessment.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • D. A. Stirling, F. Naghdy, G. Naghdy, M. Field, R. Arunglabi & D. Kilpatrick, "Objective functional capacity assessment using inertial sensor," in Proceedings 2011 1st IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics, Imaging and Systems Biology (HISB), 2011, pp. 272-277.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-81355132999

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/infopapers/1762

Start Page


  • 272

End Page


  • 277

Abstract


  • Functional capacity assessment is carried out to

    measure the functional limitations of a subject. While the

    clinical assessment can be validated against various standards,

    quantifying the assessment and achieving an objective,

    repeatable, and reliable score in the clinical assessment is a

    challenge. Current methods are subjective. The Progressive

    Isoinertial Lifting Evaluation (PILE) is a lifting test developed

    for functional capacity assessment. The primary aim of this

    study is to improve reliability and repeatability of PILE

    through objective measurement of patient’s performance. This

    is achieved by recording and analysing the movement of a

    patient by a motion capture system based on a network array

    of inertial wireless sensors. Various analyses conducted on the

    data indicate that the captured data provides adequate

    information to objectively determine the failure of the subject

    to maintain correct posture and to identify the onset of muscle

    fatigue within the PILE assessment.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • D. A. Stirling, F. Naghdy, G. Naghdy, M. Field, R. Arunglabi & D. Kilpatrick, "Objective functional capacity assessment using inertial sensor," in Proceedings 2011 1st IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics, Imaging and Systems Biology (HISB), 2011, pp. 272-277.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-81355132999

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/infopapers/1762

Start Page


  • 272

End Page


  • 277