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Prof. Adrian Olaru
University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
I'm happy to take on the position of editor in chief of IJMO. It's a journal that shows promise of becoming a recognized journal in the area of modelling and optimization. I'll work together with the editors to help it progress.
IJMO 2017 Vol.7(5): 291-295 ISSN: 2010-3697
DOI: 10.7763/IJMO.2017.V7.600

Computerized Assessment of the Functionality of the Human Upper Limb: New Approaches

Viorel Gheorghe, Daniel Miu, Doina Bucur, Diamanta Mihaela Visan, and Nicolae Daniel Simion

Abstract—Musculoskeletal disorders are the most frequent health problem of active population in industrialized countries, with considerable costs and impact on quality of life. Getting a precise and fast diagnosis generates a properly applied treatment with favorable effects. Mobility of the upper limb can be determined in medical practice through a large number of devices. Taking into account their disadvantages, two simple systems were proposed from a constructive point of view with a low but good efficiency. In order to determine which of the two projected systems is most effective, a comparison was made between the chosen systems and the upper limb motion analysis system, namely Vicon Mx. One of the systems has been highlighted in relation to the other, with a lower measurement error due to the IMU sensors that the system has in its composition. The equipment is easy to use for the medical environment, it is comfortable and fast for the patient, so this proposed system is the one that would be needed in this field, its realization contributing to the technological advance of the current systems.

Index Terms—Electrogoniometer, upper limb range of motion, orthosis.

Viorel Gheorghe, Daniel Miu, Doina Bucur, Nicolae Daniel Simion are with Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania (e-mail: diavisan@yahoo.com).
Diamanta Mihaela Visan is with National College “Mihai Eminescu” , Romania.


Cite: Stelian Anghel, Tiberiu Bățagă , and Constantin Dogariu, "Computerized Assessment of the Functionality of the Human Upper Limb: New Approaches vol. 7, no. 5, pp. 291-295, 2017.

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