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Effect of mobility devices on orientation sensors that contain magnetometers

Cynthia Kendell, BSc; Edward D. Lemaire, PhD

Figure. Medical evacuation of battle-injured patients across three continents typically occurs within days from injury because of sophisticated trauma systems supported by robust training and educational initiatives.

Motion analysis is often used to measure pro-gress in rehabilitation. Current techniques are limited to laboratory and clinic settings so meas-uring how persons move is difficult, or how much they move, once they return to the community. This article evaluates a new instrument for motion analysis that may be useful for measuring community mobility in rehabilitation patients. Accurate assessment of community mobility would allow health practitioners to make more informed decisions regarding patient treatment, directly improving the quality of patient care provided.

Volume 46 Number 7, 2009
   Pages 957 — 962

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