Funding: NIH U01, PPMD
Collaborators: Dr. Jay Han, UC Davis Medical Center
Researchers: Gregorij Kurillo, Robert Matthew
Development and validation of new upper-extremity outcome measure for functional evaluation in patients with musculoskeletal impairments.
Data acquisition methodology is based on Microsoft Kinect camera.
Validation of reachable workspace outcome measure using standardized clinical tests.
Reachable workspace obtained from kinematic measurements from 3D vision camera is used as a proxy of upper-limb function. We are currently clinically validating the proposed outcome measure in a group of patients with various neuromuscular disorders.
Physical therapy, testing of drug effectiveness, remote health care, ergonomics.
J.J. Han, E. de Bie, A. Nicorici, R.T. Abresch , R. Bajcsy, G. Kurillo, "Reachable workspace reflects dynamometer-measured upper extremity strength in FSHD", Muscle and Nerve, 2015. Accepted.
J. Han, G. Kurillo, T. Abresch, E. de Bie, A. Nicroci Lewis, R. Bajcsy, "Upper extremity 3D reachable workspace analysis in dystrophinopathy using Kinect", Muscle and Nerve, 2015. Accepted.
J.J. Han, G. Kurillo, R.T. Abresch, A. Nicorici, R. Bajcsy, "Validity, Reliability, and Sensitivity of a 3D Vision Sensor-based Upper Extremity Reachable Workspace Evaluation in Neuromuscular Diseases", PLOS Currents in Muscular Dystrophy, Dec 12. Edition 1.
G. Kurillo, A. Chen, R. Bajcsy, J.J. Han, "Evaluation of upper extremity reachable workspace using Kinect camera," Technology and Health Care, vol. 21, no. 6, pp. 641-656, 2013.
G. Kurillo, J.J. Han, Š. Obdržálek, P. Yan, R.T. Abresh, A. Nicorici, R. Bajcsy, "Upper Extremity Reachable Workspace Evaluation with Kinect", Stud Health Technol Inform. 2013;184:247-53 (Proceedings of MMVR 2013).
G. Kurillo, J.J. Han, R.T. Abresch, A. Nicorici, P. Yan and R. Bajcsy, "Development and Application of Stereo Camera-Based Upper Extremity Workspace Evaluation in Patients with Neuromuscular Diseases", PLOS ONE journal, September 2012.