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POF metrology in physics medicine and rehabilitation
Author(s): Lúcia Bilro; José G. Oliveira; João L. Pinto; Rogério N. Nogueira
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Paper Abstract

Three optical monitoring joint angle devices with the ability of real-time assessment of the knee, elbow and ankle movements are presented. All devices were tested in different selected tasks and its performance evaluated. Results have shown that these side-polished plastic optical fiber based systems are a valid technique and suitable to aid physicians in the diagnosis and rehabilitation of joint injuries, to monitor the performance of high competition athletes or even to quantify daily activities. The wearable sensor systems have properties such as low-cost, friendly operation and less effect to human which are important topics in biomechanics and clinical applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 2010
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 7653, Fourth European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors, 76531T (8 September 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.866280
Show Author Affiliations
Lúcia Bilro, Univ. de Aveiro (Portugal)
José G. Oliveira, Hospital Inf. D. Pedro (Portugal)
João L. Pinto, Univ. de Aveiro (Portugal)
Rogério N. Nogueira, Instituto de Telecomunicações (Portugal)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7653:
Fourth European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors
José Luís Santos; Brian Culshaw; José Miguel López-Higuera; William N. MacPherson, Editor(s)

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