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Quantitative assessment based on kinematic measures of functional impairments during upper extremity movements: a review
Year:2014
Research Areas
  • Biomedicine
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Abstract
AbstractBackground Quantitative measures of human movement quality are important for discriminating healthy and pathological conditions and for expressing the outcomes and clinically important changes in subjects? functional state. However the most frequently instruments used for the upper extremity functional assessment are clinical scales, that previously have been standardized and validated, but have a high subjective component depending on the observer who scores the test. But they are not enough to assess motor strategies used during movements, and their use in combination with other more objective measures is necessary. The objective of the present review is to provide an overview on objective metrics found in literature with the aim of quantifying the upper extremity performance during functional tasks, regardless of the equipment or system used for registering kinematic data. Methods A search in Medline, Google Scholar and \{IEEE\} Xplore databases was performed following a combination of a series of keywords. The full scientific papers that fulfilled the inclusion criteria were included in the review. Findings A set of kinematic metrics was found in literature in relation to joint displacements, analysis of hand trajectories and velocity profiles. These metrics were classified into different categories according to the movement characteristic that was being measured. Interpretation These kinematic metrics provide the starting point for a proposed of objective metrics for the functional assessment of the upper extremity in people with movement disorders as a consequence of neurological injuries. Potential areas of future and further research are presented in discussion section.
International
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JCR
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Title
Clinical Biomechanics
ISBN
0268-0033
Impact factor JCR
1,88
Impact info
Volume
29
10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2014.06.013
Journal number
7
From page
719
To page
727
Month
AGOSTO
Ranking
ENGINEERING, BIOMEDICAL: 29/76
Participants
  • Autor: Felix Monasterio-Huelin Y Macia (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Generación Distribuida Renovable y Control Inteligente
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