A full body sensing system for monitoring stroke patients in a home environment

Bart Klaassen, Bert Jan van Beijnum, Marcel Weusthof, Dennis Hofs, Fokke van Meulen, Ed Droog, Henk Luinge, Laurens Slot, Alessandro Tognetti, Federico Lorussi, Rita Paradiso, Jeremia Held, Andreas Luft, Jasper Reenalda, Corien Nikamp, Jaap Buurke, Hermie Hermens, Peter Veltink

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Abstract

Currently, the changes in functional capacity and performance of stroke patients after returning home from a rehabilitation hospital is unknown to a physician, having no objective information about the intensity and quality of a patient’s daily-life activities. Therefore, there is a need to develop and validate an unobtrusive and modular system for objectively monitoring the stroke patient’s upper and lower extremity motor function in daily-life activities and in home training. This is the main goal of the European FP7 project named “INTERACTION”. A complete full body sensing system is developed, whicj integrates Inertial Measurement Units (IMU), Knitted Piezoresistive Fabric (KPF) strain sensors, KPF goniometers, EMG electrodes and force sensors into a modular sensor suit designed for stroke patients. In this paper, we describe the complete INTERACTION sensor system. Data from the sensors are captured wirelessly by a software application and stored in a remote secure database for later access and processing via portal technology. Data processing includes a 3D full body reconstruction by means of the Xsens MoCap Engine, providing position and orientation of each body segment (poses). In collaboration with clinicians and engineers, clinical assessment measures were defined and the question of how to present the data on the web portal was addressed. The complete sensing system is fully implemented and is currently being validated. Patients measurements start in June 2014.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - 7th International Joint Conference, BIOSTEC 2014, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsTanja Schultz, Ana Fred, Guy Plantier, Hugo Gamboa
PublisherSpringer
Pages378-393
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9783319261287
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event7th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies, BIOSTEC 2014 - Angers, France
Duration: 3 Mar 20146 Mar 2014

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume511
ISSN (Print)1865-0929

Conference

Conference7th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies, BIOSTEC 2014
CountryFrance
CityAngers
Period3/03/146/03/14

Keywords

  • Architecture
  • Capacity
  • Daily-life activities
  • Home environment
  • Monitoring
  • Performance
  • Sensing system
  • Stroke
  • Telemedicine

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