REHABILITATION OF PATIENTS USING ACCELEROMETERS: FIRST EXPERIMENTS


In this article, the use of accelerometers for rehabilitation of patients is described. The appropriate rehabilitation process is a key approach to treat a broad range of different diagnoses. The main problem of rehabilitation processes is a subsequent evaluation of their quality to achieve best results. This initial study describes a possibility of using accelerometers for objective evaluation of quality and monitoring the results. The first measurements with accelerometers were conducted on several exercises which are part of the Tinetti balance assessment tool. For these measurements, the 3D MEMS accelerometer implemented in the STM32-Primer2 development kit was used. After the assessment of results obtained on healthy persons, the clinical tests on senior patients will follow.

Keywords:
accelerometer, rehabilitation, Tinetti balance assessment tool, STM32Primer2


Autoři: Jakub Parak 1;  Lucie Talacková 1;  Jan Havlik 1;  Lenka Lhotská 2
Působiště autorů: Deparment of Circuit Theory, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, CTU in Prague 1;  Deparment of Cybernetics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, CTU in Prague 2
Vyšlo v časopise: Lékař a technika - Clinician and Technology No. 2, 2012, 42, 65-68
Kategorie: Conference YBERC 2012

Souhrn

In this article, the use of accelerometers for rehabilitation of patients is described. The appropriate rehabilitation process is a key approach to treat a broad range of different diagnoses. The main problem of rehabilitation processes is a subsequent evaluation of their quality to achieve best results. This initial study describes a possibility of using accelerometers for objective evaluation of quality and monitoring the results. The first measurements with accelerometers were conducted on several exercises which are part of the Tinetti balance assessment tool. For these measurements, the 3D MEMS accelerometer implemented in the STM32-Primer2 development kit was used. After the assessment of results obtained on healthy persons, the clinical tests on senior patients will follow.

Keywords:
accelerometer, rehabilitation, Tinetti balance assessment tool, STM32Primer2


Zdroje

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