Development of ‘Click-On-and-Play’ 3D ambulatory motion monitoring and feedback
The amount of musculoskeletal disorders is growing. Simultaneously, the need for objective assessment of results of rehabilitation and physical therapy is increasing.
Project partners of FUSION target the development of 3D instant ambulatory monitoring and feedback of motor function applicable by every therapist / ergonomist / sports coach without requiring specific prior knowledge.
Practical Fusion application in rehabilitation: A therapist obtains instant insight into the motion performed by the patient. This enables focused evaluation and guidance of the recovery process.
Such a method consists of a set of wireless motion sensors that can randomly be attached to multiple body parts. Applications developed in FUSION also include a PC or handheld computer with software receiving data from the sensors and processing this data to accurate (real time) visualizations of posture, movement, coordination patterns or other relevant situation dependant visualizations.
Practical Fusion application in sports: A tool in development for instant coaching of coordination during rowing
The intelligent FUSION methods determine which sensor is attached to which body segment, the misalignment of the sensors with respect to the body segments and the dimensions of the body segments. The methods themselves monitor the data quality and protect data against disturbances by the proximity of metal objects, motion artifacts and calamities.
FUSION results will form the basis of a new generation of practical, widely deployable tools for objective monitoring, recording and control of motor function in physiotherapy / rehabilitation, ergonomics and sports.