3D-Quantitative evaluation of a rigid seating system and dynamic seating system using 3D movement analysis in individuals with dystonic tetraparesis

Veronica Cimolin, Luigi Piccinini, Martino Avellis, Andrea Cazzaniga, Anna Carla Turconi, Marcello Crivellini, Manuela Galli

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Abstract

To improve postural stability in individuals with dystonic cerebral palsy, the concept of a dynamic seat has been suggested as a potential solution. An experimental set-up for the acquisition of movement during extensor thrusts while sitting on a seating system was defined and applied on a group of dystonic individuals, to compare a dynamic versus a rigid seat system, using quantitative movement analysis. The seating system in dynamic configuration is able to reduce the extensor thrust experienced by the consumers, as well as to increase range of motion in the anteriorposterior direction, limiting the sliding down of trunk and showing better upper limb smoothness during extensor thrusts. The procedures used in this study appear to provide a useful tool for better understanding how the concept of a dynamic back in a seat system may affect and influence position and stability of individuals with dystonia on the seat system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)422-428
Number of pages7
JournalDisability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology
Volume4
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Keywords

  • Children
  • Dynamic seating system
  • Dystonia
  • Kinematics
  • Pressure distribution
  • Wheelchairs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Speech and Hearing
  • Rehabilitation

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