Preliminary Comparison of Assessment Methods for the Trunk Flexion-Extension Movement in the Lumbar Vertebrae Instability Patient

Cinzia Amici, Barbara Piovanelli, Federica Ragni, Riccardo Buraschi, Stefano Negrini

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Abstract

The paper compares three assessment methods for the measurement of the trunk range of motion (ROM) in flexion-extension movements of subjects suspected of lumbar vertebrae instability (LVI). For five male adults affected by low-back pain and with morpho-dynamic prescription for suspected LVI, ROM was computed: from the analysis of morpho-dynamic radiographs, according to the definition proposed by i) Kapandji and ii) Yang et al.; from the analysis of the flexion-extension movement captured with an optoelectronic acquisition system iii) as the maximum angular stroke in transductors’ displacement, according to a specifically designed custom protocol. Data obtained from optoelectronic acquisitions result comparable with literature values, suggesting the suitability of optoelectronic systems as non-invasive measurement tool for the trunk ROM assessing, to support the physician in the LVI diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Interaction, Emerging Technologies and Future Systems V - Proceedings of the 5th International Virtual Conference on Human Interaction and Emerging Technologies, IHIET 2021 and the 6th IHIET
Subtitle of host publicationFuture Systems IHIET-FS 2021
EditorsTareq Ahram, Redha Taiar
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages989-994
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783030855390
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event5th International Virtual Conference on Human Interaction and Emerging Technologies, IHIET 2021 and 6th International Conference on Human Interaction and Emerging Technologies: Future Systems, IHIET-FS 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: Aug 27 2021Aug 29 2021

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
Volume319
ISSN (Print)2367-3370
ISSN (Electronic)2367-3389

Conference

Conference5th International Virtual Conference on Human Interaction and Emerging Technologies, IHIET 2021 and 6th International Conference on Human Interaction and Emerging Technologies: Future Systems, IHIET-FS 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Period8/27/218/29/21

Keywords

  • Lumbar vertebrae instability
  • Measurement comparison
  • Morpho-dynamic radiographs
  • Movement analysis
  • Optoelectronic systems
  • Range of motion
  • Trunk flexion-extension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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