BackgroundIn our elderly-dominated society, there is considerable expectation for a growing need for home, medical, and nursing care services to assist this ageing society, both from the physical and psychological points of view. Among these services, special importance has the rehabilitation process and specifically the clinical assessments of motor abilities. The current rehabilitation process, however, lacks of objectiveness.
ObjectiveOur research aims at objectively measuring and assessing the physical and physiological effects of the rehabilitation therapy by using WB-3 system, both in the hospital/rehabilitation center and at home, by integrating the analysis of human motion into the analysis of physiological indexes.
ResultsThe preliminary results show that the WB-3 IMU has very high performance and, thanks to its reduced size, is a perfect candidate for the realization of a wearable whole-body sensorized suit.
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