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Finger Movement Measurements in Arthritic Patients Using Wearable Sensor Enabled Gloves

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Condell, J, Curran, K, Quigley, T, Gardiner, P, McNeill, Michael, Winder, J. R., Xie, E, Qi, Z and Connolly, J (2011) Finger Movement Measurements in Arthritic Patients Using Wearable Sensor Enabled Gloves. International Journal of Human Factors Modelling and Simulation (IJHFMS), 2 (4). pp. 276-292. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1504/IJHFMS.2011.045000

Abstract

This paper outlines the initial ideas and results surrounding the development of an accurate hand movement measurement tool. The system consists of a wearable glove measurement tool and a 3D interface. Real time data captured from each glove sensor will be displayed numerically and graphically. It will accurately quantify patients’ flexion, extension, adduction and abduction of finger and thumb joint movements in degrees, maximum and minimum joint range and compare joint range with normal ROM values to determine the degree of deformity of the hand and stiffness of moving finger joints. The system can simultaneously record angles from multiple fingers to detect previously unidentifiable movement patterns. It measures a shift in the position of fingers in relation to the direction of the thumb by measuring web space and recording the minimum, maximum and average values during a number of tests to analyse joint movement and identify areas for Joint Protection benefit. Data is recorded and used for future comparison analysis. It will be the first ambulatory system to detect joint stiffness at home and will help quantify and understand the symptom of ‘early morning stiffness’.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Arts > School of Creative Arts and Technologies
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Information Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Intelligent Systems
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Art and Design Research Institute
Computer Science Research Institute
Art and Design Research Institute > Future and Virtual Worlds
Computer Science Research Institute > Intelligent Systems Research Centre
Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Centre for Health and Rehabilitation Technologies
ID Code:20971
Deposited By:Mr Terry Quigley
Deposited On:15 Feb 2012 12:17
Last Modified:19 Apr 2013 12:22

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