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Title: To What Extent Can Arm-Hand Skill Performance-of Both Healthy Adults and Children-Be Recorded Reliably Using Multiple Bodily Worn Sensor Devices?
Authors: Lemmens, Ryanne J. M.
Seelen, Henk A. M.
Timmermans, Annick
Schnackers, Marlous L. A. P.
Eerden, Annet
Smeets, Rob J. E. M.
Janssen-Potten, Yvonne J. M.
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC
Citation: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NEURAL SYSTEMS AND REHABILITATION ENGINEERING, 23 (4), p. 581-590
Abstract: Neurological patients often encounter arm-hand problems in daily life. Bodily worn sensors may be used to assess actual performance by quantifying specific movement patterns associated with specific activities. However, signal reliability during activities of daily living should be determined first. The aim is to determine to what extent standardized arm-hand skill performance of both healthy adults and healthy children can be recorded reliably using a combination of multiple sensor devices. Thirty adults (aged > 50 years) and thirty-two children (aged between 6-18 years) performed the activities drinking, eating and combing five times in a standardized setting. Sensor devices, each containing a triaxial accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer were attached to the arms, hands and trunk of the participants. Within-subject and between-subject reliability of the signal patterns amongst skill repetitions was determined by calculating Intraclass Correlation Coefficients (ICCs). Median reliability was good to very good for all activities performed (both within and between subjects). Regarding within-subject reliability (instruction-condition), median ICCs ranged between 0.76-0.90 and 0.68-0.92 for the adults and children, respectively. For between-subject reliability (instruction-condition), median ICCs ranged 0.75-0.86 and 0.61-0.90 for the adults and children, respectively. It can be concluded that the above-mentioned sensor system can reliably record activities of daily living in a standardized setting.
Notes: This article has been accepted for publication in a future issue of this journal, but has not been fully edited. Content may change prior to final publication.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/19156
Link to publication: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?arnumber=7031937
DOI: 10.1109/TNSRE.2015.2396082
ISI #: 000357596500006
ISSN: 1534-4320
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2016
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