Objective functional capacity assessment using inertial sensor
Functional capacity assessment is carried out tomeasure the functional limitations of a subject. While theclinical assessment can be validated against various standards,quantifying the assessment and achieving an objective,repeatable, and reliable score in the clinical assessment is achallenge. Current methods are subjective. The ProgressiveIsoinertial Lifting Evaluation (PILE) is a lifting test developedfor functional capacity assessment. The primary aim of thisstudy is to improve reliability and repeatability of PILEthrough objective measurement of patient&¿s performance. Thisis achieved by recording and analysing the movement of apatient by a motion capture system based on a network arrayof inertial wireless sensors. Various analyses conducted on thedata indicate that the captured data provides adequateinformation to objectively determine the failure of the subjectto maintain correct posture and to identify the onset of musclefatigue within the PILE assessment.
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