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An ergonomic modular foot platform for isometric force/torque measurements in poststroke functional assessment: a pilot study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23299264     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The main goal of this article is to present the design, technical development, and preliminary validation of an innovative mechatronic device for force/torque measurements taken from the human foot using pilot data. The device, formed by a mobile platform equipped with two six-axis force/torque sensors, was used to perform accurate quantitative measurements during isometric exercises, aimed at performing functional assessment tests in poststroke patients undergoing a rehabilitation treatment. Results from pilot data provide a validation of the device. A large clinical trial has been planned to test whether the platform can be used in the clinical practice. We suggest that measurements of ground reaction forces taken from the foot of poststroke patients during the initiation of activities of daily living tasks can provide information about their motor recovery and enlighten possible areas of application, ranging from isometric motor exercise in neurorehabilitation to foot-based human-machine interface.
Stefano Mazzoleni; Jo Van Vaerenbergh; Emma Stokes; Gábor Fazekas; Paolo Dario; Eugenio Guglielmelli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of rehabilitation research and development     Volume:  49     ISSN:  1938-1352     ISO Abbreviation:  J Rehabil Res Dev     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-09     Completed Date:  2013-07-01     Revised Date:  2014-05-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8410047     Medline TA:  J Rehabil Res Dev     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  949-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Activities of Daily Living
Aged, 80 and over
Biomechanical Phenomena
Case-Control Studies
Diffusion of Innovation
Equipment Design
Human Engineering
Middle Aged
Models, Biological*
Pilot Projects
Reproducibility of Results
Sensitivity and Specificity
Stroke / rehabilitation*
User-Computer Interface

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