The amount of people with 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 ‘Click-On-and-Play’ 3D instant ambulatory monitoring and feedback of motor function applicable by each therapist / ergonomist / professional athlete without needing specific prior knowledge.
Such a method comprises of a set of wireless motion sensors - developed by Xsens Technologies, a leading global supplier of 3D motion tracking products based upon miniature MEMS inertial sensor technology - 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 data relevant to the situation.
The intelligent FUSION methods determine which sensor is attached to which body part, how 'skewed' it is attached and which dimensions the body parts of the patient have. The methods themselves monitor the data quality and protect data against disturbances by the proximity of metal objects, motion artefacts and calamities.
Principal Investigator tracks
Bert-Jan van Beijnum: Remote Monitoring and Treatment