Use of Wearable Sensor Technology in Gait, Balance, and Range of Motion Analysis

Steven Díaz, Jeannie B. Stephenson, Miguel A. Labrador
2019 Applied Sciences  
More than 8.6 million people suffer from neurological disorders that affect their gait and balance. Physical therapists provide interventions to improve patient's functional outcomes, yet balance and gait are often evaluated in a subjective and observational manner. The use of quantitative methods allows for assessment and tracking of patient progress during and after rehabilitation or for early diagnosis of movement disorders. This paper surveys the state-of-the-art in wearable sensor
more » ... y in gait, balance, and range of motion research. It serves as a point of reference for future research, describing current solutions and challenges in the field. A two-level taxonomy of rehabilitation assessment is introduced with evaluation metrics and common algorithms utilized in wearable sensor systems.
doi:10.3390/app10010234 fatcat:odh7kxyq4zh55afkl5bmfdybdi