Inertial Measurement Units for Clinical Movement Analysis: Reliability and Concurrent Validity
AbstractThe aim of this study was to investigate the reliability and concurrent validity of a commercially available Xsens MVN BIOMECH inertial-sensor-based motion capture system during clinically relevant functional activities. A clinician with no prior experience of motion capture technologies and an experienced clinical movement scientist each assessed 26 healthy participants within each of two sessions using a camera-based motion capture system and the MVN BIOMECH system. Participants performed overground walking, squatting, and jumping. Sessions were separated by 4 ± 3 days. Reliability was evaluated using intraclass correlation coefficient and standard error of measurement, and validity was evaluated using the coefficient of multiple correlation and the linear fit method. Day-to-day reliability was generally fair-to-excellent in all three planes for hip, knee, and ankle joint angles in all three tasks. Within-day (between-rater) reliability was fair-to-excellent in all three planes during walking and squatting, and poor-to-high during jumping. Validity was excellent in the sagittal plane for hip, knee, and ankle joint angles in all three tasks and acceptable in frontal and transverse planes in squat and jump activity across joints. Our results suggest that the MVN BIOMECH system can be used by a clinician to quantify lower-limb joint angles in clinically relevant movements. View Full-Text
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Al-Amri, M.; Nicholas, K.; Button, K.; Sparkes, V.; Sheeran, L.; Davies, J.L. Inertial Measurement Units for Clinical Movement Analysis: Reliability and Concurrent Validity. Sensors 2018, 18, 719.
Al-Amri M, Nicholas K, Button K, Sparkes V, Sheeran L, Davies JL. Inertial Measurement Units for Clinical Movement Analysis: Reliability and Concurrent Validity. Sensors. 2018; 18(3):719.Chicago/Turabian Style
Al-Amri, Mohammad; Nicholas, Kevin; Button, Kate; Sparkes, Valerie; Sheeran, Liba; Davies, Jennifer L. 2018. "Inertial Measurement Units for Clinical Movement Analysis: Reliability and Concurrent Validity." Sensors 18, no. 3: 719.
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