Committee Chair

Sartipi, Mina

Committee Member

Yang, Li; Liang, Yu; Ward, Mike

Department

Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering

College

College of Engineering and Computer Science

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

With the growing population of the elderly, there is an increasing need for reliable, inexpensive, and quantifiable clinical measures. This thesis proposes mStroke, a practical, accurate, and mobile health system that remotely measures a stroke patient's proficiency in standard post-stroke therapy activities. The proposed system is delivered as an application (App) running on a hardware system consisting of two bluetooth low energy (BLE) modular sensor devices and an iPad. The system uses accelerometers, gyroscopes, and magnetometers to measure movement during three single-tasked clinical activities: the functional reach test, the NIHSS motor arm test, and the NIHSS motor leg test. The proposed system has been extensively tested using emulated and real data from physical therapy students. Key Words: Motion Analysis, Stroke, Functional Reach, NIHSS.

Degree

M. S.; A thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Science.

Date

12-2015

Subject

Motor ability -- Testing; Cerebrovascular disease -- Patients -- Rehabilitation; Human-computer interaction

Keyword

Motion Analysis; Stroke; Functional Reach; NIHSS

Discipline

Computer Sciences

Document Type

Masters theses

Extent

x, 46 leaves

Language

English

Rights

Under copyright.

License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/

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