Published on Fri Jul 24 2020

Concurrent validity of a wearable IMU for objective assessments of functional movement quality and control of the lumbar spine.

Kristen H E Beange, Adrian D C Chan, Shawn M Beaudette, Ryan B Graham

Inertial measurement units (IMUs) are being recognized in clinical and rehabilitation settings for their ability to assess movement-related disorders of the spine. This study evaluated the Mbientlab MetaMotionR IMUs, relative to Vicon motion capture equipment.

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Abstract

Inertial measurement units (IMUs) are being recognized in clinical and rehabilitation settings for their ability to assess movement-related disorders of the spine for better guidance of treatment-planning and tracking of recovery. This study evaluated the Mbientlab MetaMotionR IMUs, relative to Vicon motion capture equipment in measuring local dynamic stability of the spine (quantified using maximum finite-time Lyapunov exponent; λ