Instrumenting traditional approaches to physical assessment

Dylan Powell, Yunus Celik, Diana Trojaniello , Fraser Young, Jason Moore, Samuel Stuart, Alan Godfrey

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Wearable technologies (wearables) have emerged as useful tools in the assessment of individuals within controlled settings. By utilizing wearables during assessments, objective digital data can be used to better inform clinical decisions. Of recent pragmatic interest has been the emergence of inertial sensor-based wearables (e.g., accelerometers, gyroscopes) that can provide high resolution temporal, spatial, and frequency-based outcomes that could be used to better quantify balance, gait, and other physical functioning tasks. This chapter explores the background to the instrumentation of physical functioning tasks, with the fundamentals required to capture and analysis inertial signals.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigital Health
Subtitle of host publicationExploring the Use and Integration of Wearables
EditorsAlan Godfrey, Samuel Stuart
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9780128189153
ISBN (Print)9780128189146
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jul 2021


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