Category Archives: assessment

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Upper extremity movement reliability and validity of the Kinect version 2

Disability Rehabilitation Assistive Technology. 2017 Jan 19:1-9. Reither LR, Foreman MH, Migotsky N, Haddix C, Engsberg JR. Link Abstract Purpose: Studies have shown that marker-less motion detection systems, such as the first generation Kinect (Kinect 1), have good reliability and … Continue reading

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RESEARCH: Comparative abilities of Microsoft Kinect and Vicon 3D motion capture for gait analysis.

J Med Eng Technol. 2014 May 30:1-7. [Epub ahead of print] Pfister A, West AM, Bronner S, Noah JA. Full article information here Abstract Biomechanical analysis is a powerful tool in the evaluation of movement dysfunction in orthopaedic and neurologic … Continue reading

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RESEARCH: Using perceptive computing in multiple sclerosis – the Short Maximum Speed Walk test.

J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2014 May 27;11(1):89. doi: 10.1186/1743-0003-11-89. Behrens J, Pfüller C, Mansow-Model S, Otte K, Paul F, Brandt AU. Full Article here Abstract BACKGROUND: We investigated the applicability and feasibility of perceptive computing assisted gait analysis in multiple sclerosis … Continue reading

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Validity of the Microsoft Kinect for assessment of postural control.

Gait Posture. 2012 Jul;36(3):372-7. Clark RA, Pua YH, Fortin K, Ritchie C, Webster KE, Denehy L, Bryant AL. Source: Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia +/- Click for more/less AbstractClinically … Continue reading

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Validity of the Nintendo Wii(R) balance board for the assessment of standing balance in Parkinson’s disease.

Clinical Rehabilitation 2012 Sept 7 (Epub ahead of print)  Holmes JD, Jenkins ME, Johnson AM, Hunt MA, Clark RA. School of Occupational Therapy, The University of Western Ontario, Canada. +/- Click for more/less Abstract Background:Impaired postural stability places individuals with Parkinson’s … Continue reading

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Kinect cameras watch for autism – New Scientist

Diagnosing an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in young children is tricky, but the earlier a child can begin speech therapy and get help learning social and communication skills, the better. Many different symptoms may suggest a child has an ASD, … Continue reading

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Kinect Range of Motion Testing

This video demonstrates the potential of the Kinect camera to map and report range of movement. Initial thoughts are obviously that it is impressive, but I would be interested to see how well it picks up the main skeletal points … Continue reading

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Virtual reality rehabilitation of balance: assessment of the usability of the Nintendo Wii® Fit Plus, Disability and Rehabilitation

Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology May 2012, Vol. 7, No. 3 , Pages 205-210 Dara Meldrum, Aine Glennon1, Susan Herdman, Deirdre Murray, Rory McConn-Walsh +/- Click for more/less Abstract:Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate the usability of … Continue reading

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Assisting people with multiple disabilities by actively keeping the head in an upright position with a Nintendo Wii Remote Controller through the control of an environmental stimulation. May 2011

Res Dev Disabil. 2011 May 19. Shih CH, Shih CJ, Shih CT. Source: Department of Special Education, National Dong Hwa University, Hualien 970, Taiwan, ROC +/- Click for more/less AbstractThe latest researches have adopted software technology by applying the Nintendo … Continue reading

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Reliability of an inexpensive and portable dynamic weight bearing asymmetry assessment system incorporating dual Nintendo Wii Balance Boards – May 2011

Gait Posture. 2011 May 11. Clark RA, McGough R, Paterson K. Source: Centre for Health, Exercise and Sports Medicine, Department of Physiotherapy, The University of Melbourne, 202 Berkeley Street, Parkville, VIC 3010, Australia. +/- Click for more/less AbstractWeight bearing asymmetry … Continue reading

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