Using accelerometers for the assessment of improved function due to postural support for individuals with cerebral palsy

Yu Iwasaki, Tetsuya Hirotomi, Annalu Waller

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    Abstract

    Proper seating and positioning is crucial in performing functional activities by individuals with neurological disabilities such as cerebral palsy. Subjective seating assessments are usually performed by physical and occupational therapists observing activities with different seating adaptations. Frequent assessments are required to maintain and adapt seating as individuals' physical characteristics change over time. We conducted a single case study with a 10 year old boy with cerebral palsy to investigate the potential use of accelerometers for the assessment of improved function due to postural support in seating. The results suggest that the root mean square values of acceleration correspond well with the subjective assessment of therapists that reduction in involuntary movements improves function.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationASSETS'11
    Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the 13th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
    Pages301-302
    Number of pages2
    ISBN (Electronic)9781450309202
    ISBN (Print)9781450309196
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

    Keywords

    • Cerebral palsy
    • Involuntary movement
    • Motion analysis
    • Seating
    • Functional activities
    • Physical characteristics
    • Postural support
    • Root mean square values
    • Subjective assessments

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    Iwasaki, Y., Hirotomi, T., & Waller, A. (2011). Using accelerometers for the assessment of improved function due to postural support for individuals with cerebral palsy. In ASSETS'11: proceedings of the 13th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (pp. 301-302). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2049536.2049617