A. Taheri et al., "Use of Kinect Tool to Measure the Physical Capabilities of Patients for Wolf Motor Function Test in Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Grenoble (CHU)", in Proc. of 5th Int. Conf. on 3D Body Scanning Technologies, Lugano, Switzerland, 2014, pp. 390-398, doi:10.15221/14.390.
Use of Kinect Tool to Measure the Physical Capabilities of Patients for Wolf Motor Function Test in Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Grenoble (CHU)
Amirmahdi Taheri 1, Julien Veytizou 1, Guillaume Thomann 1, Antoine Thuriot 2
1 Laboratoire des sciences pour la conception, l'optimisation et la production (G-SCOP) CNRS: UMR5272, Inst. National Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG), Univ. Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France
2 Ecole de kinélsithérapie du Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Grenoble (CHU), France
This study was performed in the G-SCOP Research laboratory in collaboration with Grenoble University Hospital Center (CHU) in France. The objective is to develop a tool for the automatic evaluation of motor skills of patients in clinical settings. The proposed method takes place in the context of medical activities carried out daily at this Hospital. Our study was in physiotherapy department to standardize the assessment phases of motor skills using Microsoft Kinect sensor. In our research, physiotherapists proposed to work on the WMFT (The Wolf Motor Function Test) measurement protocol which is recognized and used regularly for patient evaluation. In the first stage, it is tried to understand the protocol together with required elements. Then, a Kinect tool is prepared for the model which can be able to connect two points: the combination of the Wolf Motor Function Test (WMFT) with the Kinect output. Our initial experimental results of testing on both patients and 10 healthy persons in the G-SCOP laboratory showed the capability of the tool to measure the activities of the WMFT protocol. Furthermore, the results of this study can be the bases of future researches for the use of the Kinect in this domain and implementation of this tool directly in the Grenoble hospital.
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