Development and Validation of an Upper Extremity Kinematic Model for Quantitative Assessment of Stroke RehabilitationBy Hingtgen, Brooke A., BS; McGuire, John R., MD; Wang, Mei, PhD; Harris, Gerald F., PhD; RESNA 28th International Annual Conference 2005: Atlanta, Georgia,
Publication Date: 2005
Study conducted to examine the development, validation, and application of a three-dimensional biomechanical model of the upper extremity created for the evaluation of stroke rehabilitation. The model accurately tracks the three-dimensional angles of the neck, trunk, shoulders, elbows, and wrist, while segments of the model include the head and the hands. A quantitative analysis of the model indicates that it is accurate and reliable, and could be an improvement over current methods that focus solely on qualitative analysis. The model could prove to be useful in the assessment and planning of stroke rehabilitation, and may help to decrease recovery time. This paper was presented at the 2005 annual conference of RESNA, the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America and is available on CD-ROM.
Published by: Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) (Website:http://www.resna.org)
Link to text: http://resna.org/ProfResources/Publications/Proceedings/2005/Research/OUT/Hingtgen.php
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number O16172