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Development of a wearable motion capture suit and virtual reality biofeedback system for the instruction and analysis of sports rehabilitation exercises.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18003097     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This paper describes the design and development of a computer game for instructing an athlete through a series of prescribed rehabilitation exercises. In an attempt to prevent or treat musculoskeletal type injuries along with trying to improve physical performance, athletes are prescribed exercise programmes by appropriately trained specialists. Typically athletes are shown how to perform each exercise in the clinic following examination but they often have no way of knowing if their technique is correct while they are performing their home exercise programme. We describe a system that allows an automatic audit of this activity. Our system utilises ten inertial motion tracking sensors incorporated in a wearable body suit which allows a bluetooth connection from a root hub to a laptop/computer. Using our specifically designed software programme, the athlete can be instructed and analysed as he/she performs the individually tailored exercise programme and a log is recorded of the time and performance level of each exercise completed. We describe a case study that illustrates how a clinician can at a later date review the athletes progress and subsequently alter the exercise programme as they see fit.
Authors:
Diarmaid Fitzgerald; John Foody; Dan Kelly; Tomas Ward; Charles Markham; John McDonald; Brian Caulfield
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference     Volume:  2007     ISSN:  1557-170X     ISO Abbreviation:  Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-16     Completed Date:  2008-04-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101243413     Medline TA:  Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  4870-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
School of Physiotherapy and Performance Science, Health Sciences Centre, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland. diarmaid.m.fitzgerald@ucd.ie
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Athletic Injuries / rehabilitation*
Computer Simulation
Exercise*
Humans
Knee Injuries / rehabilitation*
Knee Joint
Motion Perception / physiology*
Sports
User-Computer Interface

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