Journal article

Upper limb movement profiles during spontaneous motion in acute stroke.

Shreyasi Datta, Chandan K Karmakar, Aravinda Sridhara Rao, Bernard Yan, Marimuthu Palaniswami

Physiological Measurement | Published : 2021

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Clinical assessment of upper limb hemiparesis in acute stroke involves repeated manual examination of hand movements during instructed tasks. This process is labour-intensive and prone to human errors while also being strenuous for the patient. Wearable motion sensors can automate the process by measuring characteristics of hand activity. Existing work in this direction either use multiple sensors or complex instructed movements, or analyze only the quantity of upper limb motion. These methods are obtrusive and strenuous for acute stroke patients and also sensitive to noise. In this work, we propose to use only two wrist-worn accelerometer sensors to study the quality of completel..

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