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Brian Caulfield
Kevin T. Sweeney
Oonagh M. Giggins


Physiotherapy & Sport

inertial sensors multiple sensor orthopaedic surgery inertial sensor personal sensing exercise biofeedback system musculoskeletal injury hospital environment

The Use of Inertial Sensors for the Classification of Rehabilitation Exercises (2014)

Abstract The benefits of exercise in rehabilitation after orthopaedic surgery or following a musculoskeletal injury has been widely established. Within a hospital or clinical environment, adherence levels to rehabilitation exercise programs are high due to the supervision of the patient during the rehabilitation process. However, adherence levels drop significantly when patients are asked to perform the program at home. This paper describes the use of simple inertial sensors for the purpose of developing a biofeedback system to monitor adherence to rehabilitation programs. The results show that a single sensor can accurately distinguish between seven commonly prescribed rehabilitation exercises with accuracies between 93% and 95%. Results also show that the use of multiple sensor units does not significantly improve results therefore suggesting that a single sensor unit can be used as an input to an exercise biofeedback system.
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Brian Caulfield, Kevin T. Sweeney, Oonagh M. Giggins

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Brian Caulfield
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 273
Kevin Sweeney
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 13
Oonagh M. Giggins
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 9