Journal article

Assessment of Shoulder Range of Motion Using a Wireless Inertial Motion Capture DeviceA Validation Study

Michael Rigoni, Stephen Gill, Sina Babazadeh, Osama Elsewaisy, Hugh Gillies, Nguyen Nhan, Pubudu N Pathirana, Richard Page

SENSORS | MDPI | Published : 2019


(1) Background: Measuring joint range of motion has traditionally occurred with a universal goniometer or expensive laboratory based kinematic analysis systems. Technological advances in wearable inertial measurement units (IMU) enables limb motion to be measured with a small portable electronic device. This paper aims to validate an IMU, the 'Biokin', for measuring shoulder range of motion in healthy adults; (2) Methods: Thirty participants completed four shoulder movements (forward flexion, abduction, and internal and external rotation) on each shoulder. Each movement was assessed with a goniometer and the IMU by two testers independently. The extent of agreement between each tester's goni..

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