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Estimating dominant upper-limb segments during daily activity.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17582769     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A new method of evaluation for functional assessment of the shoulder during daily activity is presented. An ambulatory system using inertial sensors attached on the humerus was used to differentiate a dominant from a non-dominant shoulder. The method was tested on 31 healthy volunteers with no shoulder pathology while carrying the system during 8h of their daily life. Shoulder mobility based on the angular velocities and the accelerations of the humerus were calculated and compared every 5s for both sides. Our data showed that the dominant arm of the able bodied participants was more active than the non-dominant arm for standing (+20% for the right handed, +15% for the left handed) and sitting (+24% for the right handed, +32% for the left handed) posture, while for the walking periods the use of the right and left side was almost identical. The proposed method could be used to objectively quantify upper-limb usage during activities of daily living in various shoulder disorders.
Brian Coley; Brigitte M Jolles; Alain Farron; C Pichonnaz; J P Bassin; Kamiar Aminian
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2007-06-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gait & posture     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0966-6362     ISO Abbreviation:  Gait Posture     Publication Date:  2008 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-02-25     Completed Date:  2008-07-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9416830     Medline TA:  Gait Posture     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  368-75     Citation Subset:  IM    
Laboratory of Movement Analysis and Measurement, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), STI-Bat. ELH, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland.
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MeSH Terms
Activities of Daily Living*
Functional Laterality*
Humerus / physiology*
Monitoring, Ambulatory
Posture / physiology
Shoulder Joint / physiology*

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