Biomechanical model for upper limbs movement analysis: Application on normal subjects

Federica Sibella, Marcello Crivellini, Manuela Galli

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Abstract

Traditionally, movement analysis has been focused on lower limbs movements. However, a quantitative biomechanical analysis of upper limbs movements is fundamental especially for people affected by upper extremities pathologies. We developed a biomechanical model and an experimental protocol for three-dimensional analysis of upper limbs movements. We validated the model and applied it to a population of normal subjects using an optoelectronic system acquiring reflective passive markers. The subjects performed three basic movements, that allowed us to evaluate affordability, repeatability and precision of the model. Moreover normality bands for the selected movements were built from the performed experimental acquisitions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Biomedical Engineering
EditorsB. Tilg
Pages14-17
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventProceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Biomedical Engineering - Innsbruck, Austria
Duration: Feb 16 2004Feb 18 2004

Other

OtherProceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Biomedical Engineering
Country/TerritoryAustria
CityInnsbruck
Period2/16/042/18/04

Keywords

  • Biomechanics
  • Modelling
  • Movement analysis
  • Rehabilitation engineering
  • Upper extremities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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