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Can stretch sensors measure knee range of motion in healthy adults?

Poomsalood, Somruthai, Muthumayandi, Karthikeyan, Hambly, Karen (2019) Can stretch sensors measure knee range of motion in healthy adults? Biomedical Human Kinetics, 11 (1). pp. 1-8. ISSN 2080-2234. (doi:10.2478/bhk-2019-0001)


Study aim: There are currently limited methods available to access dynamic knee range of motion (ROM) during free-living activities. This type of method would be valuable for monitoring and progressing knee rehabilitation. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the functioning of stretch sensors for the measurement of knee ROM and to assess the level of the measurement error.

Results: Seven out of the nine participants presented with high coefficient of determination (R2)

Conclusions: The stretch sensors can be used to measure knee ROM in healthy adults during a passive, non-weight-bearing movement with a clinically acceptable level of error. Further research is needed to establish the validity and reliability of the methodology under different conditions before considered within a clinical setting.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.2478/bhk-2019-0001
Uncontrolled keywords: Rehabilitation – Physical therapy – Joint movement – Dynamic – Functional
Subjects: R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology > RM695 Physical therapy
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Sport and Exercise Sciences
Depositing User: Karen Hambly
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2019 12:34 UTC
Last Modified: 30 May 2019 08:47 UTC
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