Journal article

Quantitative Assessment of ADL: A Pilot Study of Upper Extremity Reaching Tasks

Saiyi Li, Pubudu N Pathirana, Mary P Galea, Goetz Ottmann, Fary Khan

Journal of Sensors | HINDAWI LTD | Published : 2015


Effective telerehabilitation technologies enable patients with certain physiological disabilities to engage in rehabilitative exercises for performing Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). Therefore, training and assessment scenarios for the performance of ADLs are vital for the promotion for telerehabilitation. In this paper we investigate quantitatively and automatically assessing patient's kinematic ability to perform functional upper extremity reaching tasks. The shape of the movement trajectory and the instantaneous acceleration of kinematically crucial body parts, such as wrists, are used to compute the approximate entropy of the motions to represent stability (smoothness) in addition to ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Australian Federal and Victoria State Governments and the Australian Research Council through the ICT Centre of Excellence Program, National ICT Australia (NICTA).