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Title: Analysis and quantification of upper-limb movement in motor rehabilitation after stroke
Authors: Silva,RM
Sousa,E
Fonseca,P
Pinheiro,AR
Silva,C
Miguel Velhote Correia
Mouta,S
Issue Date: 2017
Abstract: It is extremely difficult to reduce the relations between the several body parts that perform human motion to a simplified set of features. Therefore, the study of the upper-limb functionality is still in development, partly due to the wider range of actions and strategies for motor execution. This, in turn, leads to inconsistent upper-limb movement parameterization. We propose a methodology to assess and quantify the upper-limb motor execution. Extracting key variables from different sources, we intended to quantify healthy upper-limb movement and use these parameters to quantify motor execution during rehabilitation after stroke. In order to do so, we designed an experimental setup defining a workspace for the execution of the action recording kinematic data. Results reveal an effect of object and instruction on the timing of upper-limb movement, indicating that the spatiotemporal analysis of kinematic data can be used as a quantification parameter for motor rehabilitation stages and methods. © Springer International Publishing AG 2017.
URI: http://repositorio.inesctec.pt/handle/123456789/6679
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-46669-9_37
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