A PORTABLE REAL-TIME MONITORING SYSTEM FOR KINESITHERAPIC HAND REHABILITATION EXERCISES

Danilo Pani, Gianluca Barabino, Alessia Dessì, Alessandro Mathieu, Luigi Raffo

Abstract

Rheumatic diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic sclerosis, may seriously reduce the quality of life of the patients. Nowadays, their progress can be controlled only through personalised pharmacological treatments. Kinesitherapy can also help in faster movement recovery, also contrasting the disability worsening. This paper presents a portable low-cost system for the real-time quantitative monitoring and evaluation of hand rehabilitation exercises. The system, based on a MSP430 microcontroller central unit, provides a platform for the analysis of fine characteristics hitherto unavailable of 4 exercises required for the hand rehabilitation in rheumatic patients. The systemcan be controlled, through a Bluetooth connection, by a graphical user interface running on the physician’s PC. The first prototypical systems have been developed for experimental outpatient trials.

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Pani D., Barabino G., Dessì A., Mathieu A. and Raffo L. (2012). A PORTABLE REAL-TIME MONITORING SYSTEM FOR KINESITHERAPIC HAND REHABILITATION EXERCISES . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2012) ISBN 978-989-8425-91-1, pages 82-89. DOI: 10.5220/0003793400820089


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@conference{biodevices12,
author={Danilo Pani and Gianluca Barabino and Alessia Dessì and Alessandro Mathieu and Luigi Raffo},
title={A PORTABLE REAL-TIME MONITORING SYSTEM FOR KINESITHERAPIC HAND REHABILITATION EXERCISES},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2012)},
year={2012},
pages={82-89},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003793400820089},
isbn={978-989-8425-91-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2012)
TI - A PORTABLE REAL-TIME MONITORING SYSTEM FOR KINESITHERAPIC HAND REHABILITATION EXERCISES
SN - 978-989-8425-91-1
AU - Pani D.
AU - Barabino G.
AU - Dessì A.
AU - Mathieu A.
AU - Raffo L.
PY - 2012
SP - 82
EP - 89
DO - 10.5220/0003793400820089