A system for the objective assessment of hand proprioceptive function in pediatric and adult populations

Jinseok Oh, Arash Mahnan, Jiapeng Xu, Jessica Holst-Wolf, Hannah Block, Jürgen Konczak

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Abstract

Proprioceptive signals from mechanoreceptors embedded in ligaments, tendons, and muscles are essential for the control of muscle tone and voluntary movement. Numerous neurological and orthopedic disorders are associated with proprioceptive dysfunction that impairs the control of balance and/or fine motor function. However, obtaining objective measures of proprioceptive function is difficult in most clinical settings, because available assessment methods rely on specialized equipment, expertise, or are too time-consuming. This paper presents a new tablet-based system that objectively measures finger position sense by implementing a psychophysical threshold search method. We here provide initial data that demonstrate the ease-of-use and efficacy of the system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFrontiers in Biomedical Devices, BIOMED - 2020 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2020
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791883549
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020
Event2020 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2020 - Minneapolis, United States
Duration: Apr 6 2020Apr 9 2020

Publication series

NameFrontiers in Biomedical Devices, BIOMED - 2020 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2020

Conference

Conference2020 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2020
CountryUnited States
CityMinneapolis
Period4/6/204/9/20

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
Copyright © 2020 ASME

Copyright:
Copyright 2020 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

Keywords

  • Acuity
  • Finger position sense
  • Perception
  • Proprioception

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