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Designing a platform to communicate posture and movement data to medical professionals

Boersma, C.H. (2019) Designing a platform to communicate posture and movement data to medical professionals.

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Abstract:Healthcare expenditure has been on a steep rise in the past decade. Through preventive measures, the company Qinematic tries to assist the healthcare system through 3D scanning and assessing people with the help of a Kinect. The goal is to detect dysfunction in human movement and fix these issues, improving individual mobility, and with that lessen the burden on the healthcare system. The goal of this study is to develop a working web-based portal for physiotherapists and occupational therapists to analyze the 3D scans and derived measures. Simultaneously this portal should aid the therapists in their assessment of the person, allowing the therapists to improve and speed up the assessment. Interviews, observations, literature, and a state-of-the- art is used to explore what is necessary to assist physiotherapists and occupational therapists in their assessment. Based on these requirements, a prototype is developed to explore how these requirements might function. Finally, the prototype is tested with therapists to validate the new functionality. During the prototype evaluation, five out of the six therapists expressed that the prototype was definitely an improvement, while the other one was unsure about the overall improvement. The evaluation of the prototype also produced additional requirements and alterations to existing requirements, which can be used for future work.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Qinematic, Stockholm, Sweden
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:54 computer science
Programme:Interaction Technology MSc (60030)
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