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Feasibility of Sensor Technology for Balance Assessment in Home Rehabilitation Settings

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Faculty of Computing, Engineering, and the Built Environment, Ulster University, Londonderry BT48 7JL, UK
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Department of Physiotherapy, Karelia University of Applied Sciences, Tikkarinne 9, FI-80200 Joensuu, Finland
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Wireless Sensors Network Group, Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork, T12 R5CP Cork, Ireland
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Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umeå University, SE-901 87 Umeå, Sweden
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These authors contributed equally to this work.
Academic Editor: Nicola Francesco Lopomo
Sensors 2021, 21(13), 4438; https://doi.org/10.3390/s21134438
Received: 4 June 2021 / Revised: 21 June 2021 / Accepted: 24 June 2021 / Published: 28 June 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue State-of-the-Art Sensors Technologies in Ireland 2020)
The increased use of sensor technology has been crucial in releasing the potential for remote rehabilitation. However, it is vital that human factors, that have potential to affect real-world use, are fully considered before sensors are adopted into remote rehabilitation practice. The smart sensor devices for rehabilitation and connected health (SENDoc) project assesses the human factors associated with sensors for remote rehabilitation of elders in the Northern Periphery of Europe. This article conducts a literature review of human factors and puts forward an objective scoring system to evaluate the feasibility of balance assessment technology for adaption into remote rehabilitation settings. The main factors that must be considered are: Deployment constraints, usability, comfort and accuracy. This article shows that improving accuracy, reliability and validity is the main goal of research focusing on developing novel balance assessment technology. However, other aspects of usability related to human factors such as practicality, comfort and ease of use need further consideration by researchers to help advance the technology to a state where it can be applied in remote rehabilitation settings. View Full-Text
Keywords: accuracy; balance; clinical diagnosis; rehabilitation; remote sensing; sensor systems; wearable sensors accuracy; balance; clinical diagnosis; rehabilitation; remote sensing; sensor systems; wearable sensors
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Kelly, D.; Esquivel, K.M.; Gillespie, J.; Condell, J.; Davies, R.; Karim, S.; Nevala, E.; Alamäki, A.; Jalovaara, J.; Barton, J.; Tedesco, S.; Nordström, A. Feasibility of Sensor Technology for Balance Assessment in Home Rehabilitation Settings. Sensors 2021, 21, 4438. https://doi.org/10.3390/s21134438

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Kelly D, Esquivel KM, Gillespie J, Condell J, Davies R, Karim S, Nevala E, Alamäki A, Jalovaara J, Barton J, Tedesco S, Nordström A. Feasibility of Sensor Technology for Balance Assessment in Home Rehabilitation Settings. Sensors. 2021; 21(13):4438. https://doi.org/10.3390/s21134438

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Kelly, Daniel, Karla M. Esquivel, James Gillespie, Joan Condell, Richard Davies, Shvan Karim, Elina Nevala, Antti Alamäki, Juha Jalovaara, John Barton, Salvatore Tedesco, and Anna Nordström. 2021. "Feasibility of Sensor Technology for Balance Assessment in Home Rehabilitation Settings" Sensors 21, no. 13: 4438. https://doi.org/10.3390/s21134438

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