Toward Accurate Clinical Spasticity Assessment: Validation of Movement Speed and Joint Angle Assessments Using Smartphones and Camera Tracking
Megan Banky, Ross A Clark, Benjamin F Mentiplay, John H Olver, Michelle B Kahn, Gavin Williams
ARCHIVES OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION | W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC | Published : 2019
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether a three-dimensional (3-D) camera (Microsoft Kinect) and a smartphone can be used to accurately quantify the joint angular velocity and range of motion (ROM) compared to a criterion-standard 3-D motion analysis system during a lower limb spasticity assessment. DESIGN: Observational, criterion-standard comparison study. SETTING: Large rehabilitation center. PARTICIPANTS: A convenience sample of 35 controls, 35 patients with a neurologic condition, and 34 rehabilitation professionals (physiotherapists and rehabilitation doctors) participated (N=104). INTERVENTIONS: Not applicable. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: The Modified Tardieu Scale was used to assess spasticity o..View full abstract
Supported by the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria, Epworth Research Institute, and Physiotherapy Research Fund.