Estimating Upper-Limb Impairment Level in Stroke Survivors Using Wearable Inertial Sensors and a Minimally-Burdensome Motor Task
Upper-limb paresis is the most common motor impairment post stroke. Current solutions to automate the assessment of upper-limb impairment impose a number of critical burdens on patients and their caregivers that preclude frequent assessment. In this work, we propose an approach to estimate upper-limb impairment in stroke survivors using two wearable inertial sensors, on the wrist and the sternum, and a minimally-burdensome motor task.
VOL. 23, ISSUE 3 Remote Assessment of Cognitive Impairment Level based on Serious Mobile Game Performance: An Initial Proof of Concept
The number of individuals with permanent cognitive disabilities is increasing worldwide due to aging societies. It is important to longitudinally monitor changes in the cognitive functional and impairment levels of these individuals in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the prescribed intervention and enable individually-tailored therapeutic programs. In practice, different aspects of individuals’ cognition are assessed by clinically validated tools, such as the Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE). However, such a tool needs to be administered by trained clinical staff to achieve accuracy and reliability. This constraint serves as a major barrier that makes the frequent and longitudinal assessment difﬁcult.