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A Novel Electronic Cervical Range of Motion Measurement System

  • E. Lian
  • J. Hachadorian
  • Ngo Thanh Hoan
  • Vo Van Toi
Conference paper
Part of the IFMBE Proceedings book series (IFMBE, volume 27)

Abstract

In this article we describe the design of a novel, portable, head-mounting, electronic system to measure the ranges of motion of the cervical spine (CROM). The device used monolithic integrated circuits such as: accelerometers, gyroscopes and a single-chip 12-bit data acquisition system. This Electronic Cervical Range of Motion measurement system is connected to a personal computer interface that allows for efficient and reliable data transfer, thereby limiting the potential for human calculation and transcription errors. Overall, the system is accurate, reliable, portable, low-cost, and user-friendly. Furthermore, the system displays specific instructions to the user, in order to insure proper measurement technique and to limit inter-user error.

Keywords

Cervical Range of Motion Accelerometer Gyroscope Single-chip Data Acquisition System 

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Lian
    • 1
  • J. Hachadorian
    • 1
  • Ngo Thanh Hoan
    • 2
  • Vo Van Toi
    • 2
  1. 1.Electrical and Computer Engineering DepartmentTufts UniversityMedfordUSA
  2. 2.Biomedical Engineering DepartmentInternational University of Vietnam National UniversitiesHo Chi Minh CityVietnam

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