Cart (Loading....) | Create Account
Close category search window
 

A low cost method to measure finger flexion in individuals with reduced hand and finger range of motion

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

4 Author(s)
Simone, L.K. ; Rehabilitation Eng. Anal. Lab., Kessler Med. Rehabilitation Res. & Educ. Corp., West Orange, NJ, USA ; Elovic, E. ; Kalambur, U. ; Kamper, D.

The goal of this research is to evaluate a custom sensor glove that will be used to measure real-time finger flexion in individuals having a wide range of hand and finger function. A feasibility study of a low-cost prototype sensor glove has been performed in order to explore several specific requirements, including glove donning (ease of donning in individuals with moderate to severe restriction in hand motion), and glove comfort and durability (for up to 24 hours of continuous data collection). Results show that commercially available passive-resistive flex sensors contained in Lycra®/Nylon sleeves can be used to collect real-time flexion data of each finger over extended periods of time. The individual sensor sleeves are securely attached to the back of each finger. This "sensor glove" demonstrates that data can be collected comfortably over an extended period of time while individuals perform daily activities away from the clinical site. Future work will investigate the repeatability of sensor glove measurements and the development of the wearable data recorder.

Published in:

Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 2004. IEMBS '04. 26th Annual International Conference of the IEEE  (Volume:2 )

Date of Conference:

1-5 Sept. 2004

Need Help?


IEEE Advancing Technology for Humanity About IEEE Xplore | Contact | Help | Terms of Use | Nondiscrimination Policy | Site Map | Privacy & Opting Out of Cookies

A not-for-profit organization, IEEE is the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.
© Copyright 2014 IEEE - All rights reserved. Use of this web site signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions.