Category: Technology (e.g. robotics, assistive technology, mHealth); Measurement; Clinical Practice (assessment, diagnosis, treatment, knowledge translation/EBP, implementation science, program development)
Objective : This study aims to investigate 1)correlation between the kinect-based system and conventional examination of physical fitness and 2)general satisfaction and acceptence for the kinect-based assessment
Design : A cross-sectional design
Setting : This study was performed in multiple sites including National Taiwan University Hospital Bei-Hu Branch, Changhua Christian Hospital, and Linkou Renai daycare
Participants (or Animals, Specimens, Cadavers) : A total of 126 subjects were included in this study(age: 69.2± 6.5 years, BMI: 23.3± 3.2 kg/m2). They were asked to complete a series of test procedures which contain 6 different physical fitness tasks measured by both kinect-based system and conventional physical examination methods.
Interventions : Not applicable
Main Outcome Measure(s) : Physical fitness outcomes of arm curl, chair stand, functional reach, one leg stance, 8-feet up and go and 2-min step were examined. The correlation of these measurements between motion-sensing technology and physical examination was obtained. The satisfaction of overall experience for kinect based system was indicated by system usability scales(SUS).
Results : Significantly high correlation(r>0.9, p
Conclusions : It is suggested that kinect based system is not only feasible for the entertainment or exercise related applications, but also have great potential to assess the functional outcomes of elderly. Future work are needed to enhance the adaptive algorithm as well as to verify the application of such automated screening system to widely detect the functional defects in people with frailty or movement disorders.
MengChe Shih– product manager, Longgood meditech, Taipei, Taipei
XinTing Liu– Master student, Chang Gung UnervisitySchool of Physical Therapy and Graduate Institute of Rehabilitation Science College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Taichung, Taichung
ChihHsiu Cheng– Associate Professor, Chang Gung UnervisitySchool of Physical Therapy and Graduate Institute of Rehabilitation Science College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taoyuan
ChihJui Chen– CEO, Longgood meditech, Taipei, Taipei