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Title: Toward accurate clinical spasticity assessment: validation of movement apeed and joint angle assessments using smartphones and camera tracking.
Epworth Authors: Banky, Megan
Mentiplay, Benjamin
Olver, John
Williams, Gavin
Khan, Michelle
Other Authors: Clark, Ross
Keywords: Lower Limb Spasticity
Microsoft KinectTM
Range of Motion
Quadriceps Spasticity
Hamstrings Spasticity
Joint Angular Velocity
Soleus Spasticity
Gastrocnemius Spasticity
Modified Tardieu Scale
3-Dimensional Motion Analysis
Joint Start Angle
End Angle
Clinical Practice
Outcome Assessment
Rehabilitation, Mental Health and Chronic Pain Clinical Institute, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: Jan-2019
Publisher: Science Direct (Elsevier)
Citation: Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2019 Jan 23. pii: S0003-9993(19)30011-5
Abstract: OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether a three-dimensional camera (Microsoft KinectTM) and a Smartphone can be used to accurately quantify the joint angular velocity and range of motion (ROM) compared to a criterion standard three-dimensional motion analysis system during a lower limb spasticity assessment. DESIGN: Observational, criterion standard comparison study. SETTING: Large rehabilitation centre. PARTICIPANTS: A convenience sample of thirty-five healthy controls, 35 patients with a neurological condition and 34 rehabilitation professionals (physiotherapists and rehabilitation doctors) participated.
Description: MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): The Modified Tardieu Scale was used to assess spasticity of the the quadriceps, hamstrings, soleus and gastrocnemius. Data for each trial were collected concurrently using the criterion standard Optitrack three-dimensional motion analysis (3DMA) system, Microsoft KinectTM and Smartphone. Each healthy control participant was assessed by one health professional and each patient with a neurological condition was assessed by three health professionals. Spearman's rho and intraclass correlation coefficients (ICC2,k) with 95% confidence intervals were used to report the strength of the relationships investigated.
DOI: 10.1016/j.apmr.2018.11.026
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ISSN: 1532-821X
Journal Title: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Type: Journal Article
Affiliated Organisations: School of Health and Sport Sciences, University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland
La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre, La Trobe University, Melbourne
Victorian Infant Brain Studies, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Melbourne
Epworth Monash Rehabilitation Medicine Unit, Melbourne
Department of Physiotherapy, University of Melbourne, Melbourne
Type of Clinical Study or Trial: Validation Study
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