WEARABLE HUMAN BODY JOINT AND POSTURE MEASURING SYSTEM

P. Dunias, R. Gransier, A. Jin, A. Statham, P. Willems

Abstract

In many medical applications, especially the orthopaedic setting, ambulatory, monitoring of human joint angles could be of substantial value to improving rehabilitation strategies and unravelling the pathomechanics of many degenerative joint diseases (e.g. knee osteoarthritis). With the ageing of the population and increasing incidence of obesity, the prevalence of degenerative joint diseases is increasing (e.g. knee osteoarthritis is the single most common cause of pain and disability in middle-aged and older adults. As an example, In case of osteoarthritis rehabilitation, it is critical to monitor the loading of the affected joint during activities of daily living (ADL). These measurements allow monitoring of daily activity patterns, joint angles and walking patterns, which could be of use in adjusting the applied therapy depending on the results measured.

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in Harvard Style

Dunias P., Gransier R., Jin A., Statham A. and Willems P. (2011). WEARABLE HUMAN BODY JOINT AND POSTURE MEASURING SYSTEM . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2011) ISBN 978-989-8425-37-9, pages 268-272. DOI: 10.5220/0003195202680272


in Bibtex Style

@conference{biodevices11,
author={P. Dunias and R. Gransier and A. Jin and A. Statham and P. Willems},
title={WEARABLE HUMAN BODY JOINT AND POSTURE MEASURING SYSTEM},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2011)},
year={2011},
pages={268-272},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003195202680272},
isbn={978-989-8425-37-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2011)
TI - WEARABLE HUMAN BODY JOINT AND POSTURE MEASURING SYSTEM
SN - 978-989-8425-37-9
AU - Dunias P.
AU - Gransier R.
AU - Jin A.
AU - Statham A.
AU - Willems P.
PY - 2011
SP - 268
EP - 272
DO - 10.5220/0003195202680272