Simultaneous arm joint angles and force changes in writer's cramp

Mehdi Delrobaei, Mandar Jog, Mallory E. Jackman, Fariborz Rahimi, S. Farokh Atashzar, Mahya Shahbazi, Rajni Patel

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Abstract

In this paper, a novel tool is suggested which allows to simultaneously record arm joint angles and the applied forces of patients with writer's cramp during the performance of multiple writing and drawing tasks. The presented tool identifies the role of the upper limb joints and exerted forces once a cramping event happens. Over the past decade different kinematic analyses have been introduced in patients with writer's cramp, but it is still unknown how the kinematic measures change during cramping events. Our goal is to investigate if such kinematic assessment can show consistent abnormalities among patients. The preliminary results show the feasibility of using such kinematic tool to fully assess the performance of the patients with writer's cramp.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 21st Iranian Conference on Biomedical Engineering, ICBME 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages229-234
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479974177
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Event2014 21st Iranian Conference on Biomedical Engineering, ICBME 2014 - Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Duration: Nov 26 2014Nov 28 2014

Publication series

Name2014 21st Iranian Conference on Biomedical Engineering, ICBME 2014

Conference

Conference2014 21st Iranian Conference on Biomedical Engineering, ICBME 2014
CountryIran, Islamic Republic of
CityTehran
Period11/26/1411/28/14

Keywords

  • Writer's cramp
  • abnormal motor movements
  • focal hand dystonis
  • kinematic toos
  • patient assessment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering

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    Delrobaei, M., Jog, M., Jackman, M. E., Rahimi, F., Atashzar, S. F., Shahbazi, M., & Patel, R. (2014). Simultaneous arm joint angles and force changes in writer's cramp. In 2014 21st Iranian Conference on Biomedical Engineering, ICBME 2014 (pp. 229-234). [7043927] (2014 21st Iranian Conference on Biomedical Engineering, ICBME 2014). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICBME.2014.7043927