Novel kinematic indices for quantifying upper limb ability and dexterity after cervical spinal cord injury

Reyes Guzmán, Ana de los and Dimbwadyo Terrer, Iris and Pérez Nombela, Soraya and Monasterio-Huelin Maciá, Felix and Torricelli, Diego and Pons Rovira, José Luis and Gil Agudo, Ángel (2017). Novel kinematic indices for quantifying upper limb ability and dexterity after cervical spinal cord injury. "Medical & biological engineering & computing", v. 55 (n. 5); pp. 833-844. ISSN 0140-0118. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11517-016-1555-0.

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Title: Novel kinematic indices for quantifying upper limb ability and dexterity after cervical spinal cord injury
Author/s:
  • Reyes Guzmán, Ana de los
  • Dimbwadyo Terrer, Iris
  • Pérez Nombela, Soraya
  • Monasterio-Huelin Maciá, Felix
  • Torricelli, Diego
  • Pons Rovira, José Luis
  • Gil Agudo, Ángel
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Medical & biological engineering & computing
Date: 2017
ISSN: 0140-0118
Volume: 55
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Kinematic índices, Functional assessment, Upper limb, Activities of daily living, Spinal cord injury, Neurological diseases
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Tecnología Fotónica y Bioingeniería
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Loss of motor function is a consequence after cervical spinal cord injury. Three-dimensional kinematic analysis equipments are used for quantifying human movements in clinical laboratories. These systems may provide objectivity to the patient assessments. Nowadays, the kinematic variables found in the literature have some defciencies, and the effcient management of these data sets is a demand and a challenge in the clinical setting. The aim of the present paper is to propose a set of novel kinematic indices, as a combination of kinematic variables, for quantifying upper limb motor disorders in terms of characteristics in relation to ability and dexterity such as accuracy, effciency, and coordination. These indices are defned for measuring patients’ motor performance during the activity of daily living of drinking from a glass. This task is included within the upper limb rehabilitative process that patients receive. The main contribution of this research, with the aim of detecting upper limb impairments in patients, consists of the proposal of three kinematic indices from experimental data, whose results are dimensionless and relative to a pattern of healthy subjects. We hope that kinematic indices proposed are a step toward the standardization of the quantitative assessment of movement characteristics and functional impairments.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Government of SpainCSD2009-00067HYPERUnspecifiedHybrid NeuroProsthetic and neuroRobotic Devices for Functional Compensation and Rehabilitation of Motor Disorders

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Item ID: 50884
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/50884/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:50884
DOI: 10.1007/s11517-016-1555-0
Official URL: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11517-016-1555-0
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 28 May 2018 18:06
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2019 11:57
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