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Monitoring Improvement in Infantile Cerebral Palsy Patients Using the 4DBODY System—A Preliminary Study

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Institute of Micromechanics and Photonics, Faculty of Mechatronics, Warsaw University of Technology, ul. Św. Andrzeja Boboli 8, 02-525 Warsaw, Poland
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Patient Care Orthotic Department, Vigo Ortho Poland ul. Oczki 4, 02-007 Warsaw, Poland
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Sensors 2020, 20(11), 3232; https://doi.org/10.3390/s20113232
Received: 3 May 2020 / Revised: 4 June 2020 / Accepted: 4 June 2020 / Published: 6 June 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Optical Sensors for the Measurement of Human Posture and Movement)
Monitoring the patient’s condition during rehabilitation is the key to success in this form of treatment. This is especially important in patients with infantile cerebral palsy (ICP). Objective assessment can be achieved through modern optical measurement techniques. The 4DBODY system allows to capture dynamic movement with high accuracy. Eight patients with ICP participated in the study. The group underwent therapy lasting seven days using neurodevelopmental treatment (NDT) and functional training (FT). The patients’ condition was monitored by the 4DBODY system. The measurements were taken three times: before the therapy, after, and then again after one week. We have developed the Trunk Mobility in the Frontal Plane Index (TMFPI) for its assessment. The results were compared with a score obtained using the Gross Motor Function Measure scale (GMFM 88). An improvement of the TMFPI parameter was observed in five patients, inconsistent results in two and deterioration in one. The reference GMFM score was higher in all patients relative to pre-treatment values. We found that surface scanning with the 4DBODY system allows to precisely track body movement in ICP patients. The decrease in the TMFPI parameter reflects the improvement in the dysfunction of body alignment, balance and symmetry of movement on the L and R body side. View Full-Text
Keywords: 4D; scanning; movement; rehabilitation; cerebral palsy; treatment; posture; alignment 4D; scanning; movement; rehabilitation; cerebral palsy; treatment; posture; alignment
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Krasowicz, K.; Michoński, J.; Liberadzki, P.; Sitnik, R. Monitoring Improvement in Infantile Cerebral Palsy Patients Using the 4DBODY System—A Preliminary Study. Sensors 2020, 20, 3232. https://doi.org/10.3390/s20113232

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Krasowicz K, Michoński J, Liberadzki P, Sitnik R. Monitoring Improvement in Infantile Cerebral Palsy Patients Using the 4DBODY System—A Preliminary Study. Sensors. 2020; 20(11):3232. https://doi.org/10.3390/s20113232

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Krasowicz, Krzysztof, Jakub Michoński, Paweł Liberadzki, and Robert Sitnik. 2020. "Monitoring Improvement in Infantile Cerebral Palsy Patients Using the 4DBODY System—A Preliminary Study" Sensors 20, no. 11: 3232. https://doi.org/10.3390/s20113232

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