Automatic screening of acceleration signal during pivot-shift test based on pearson's correlation coefficient

Cecilia Signorelli, Nicola Lopomo, Simone Bignozzi, Stefano Zaffagnini, Maurilio Marcacci

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Abstract

Anterior cruciate ligament injury produces a pathologic kinematics of the limb that can lead to the evidence of a pivot-shift (PS) phenomenon. PS-test, specifically performed to highlighted this knee dynamic instability, is however difficult to quantify. From a clinical point of view is therefore mandatory to find a set of parameters able to quantitatively characterize PS phenomenon, thus distinguishing between pathologic and healthy knees. This study proposed a methodology able to automatically quantify PS phenomenon, analysing the signal recorded by means of a tri-axial accelerometer while executing PS-test itself. A signal template, which reproduced the 3D acceleration average trend while PS phenomenon occurs, was passed along the signal in order to recognise the presence of similar patterns. The recognition of the signal interesting share was based on the calculation of the Pearson's correlation coefficient between the template and the corresponding part of the windowed signal. The data acquisition concerning to the first 35 patients was used to testing the template; in this analysis we considered both the data relative to pathologic and healthy knee, as well as pre- and post-anaesthesia data, in order to evaluate the influence of active muscular resistance. The methodology followed had assured a recognition of PS repetitions with an accuracy of 96.7%, a sensitivity of 81.9% and a specificity of 99.3%; therefore can be considered a valid and easily computable method for the automatic screening of the acceleration signal during PS test. In the future this method will be uptake in order to quantify the possibility to discern between pathologic and healthy knee.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBIOSIGNALS 2010 - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Bio-inpsired Systems and Signal Processing, Proceedings
Pages236-239
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event3rd International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing, BIOSIGNALS 2010 - Valencia, Spain
Duration: Jan 20 2010Jan 23 2010

Other

Other3rd International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing, BIOSIGNALS 2010
CountrySpain
CityValencia
Period1/20/101/23/10

Keywords

  • Acceleration
  • ACL reconstruction
  • Pearson's correlation coefficient
  • Pivot-shift test
  • Template

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing

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