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Assessment of hand function during activities of daily living using motion tracking cameras: A systematic review


Reissner, Lisa; Fischer, Gabriella; List, Renate; Giovanoli, Pietro; Calcagni, Maurizio (2019). Assessment of hand function during activities of daily living using motion tracking cameras: A systematic review. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of engineering in medicine, 233(8):764-783.

Abstract

The human hand is the most frequently used body part in activities of daily living. With its complex anatomical structure and the small size compared to the body, assessing the functional capability is highly challenging. The aim of this review was to provide a systematic overview on currently available 3D motion analysis based on skin markers for the assessment of hand function during activities of daily living. It is focused on methodology rather than results. A systematic review according to the PRISMA guidelines was performed. The systematic search yielded 1349 discrete articles. Of 147 articles included on basis of title, 123 were excluded after abstract review, and 24 were included in the full-text analysis with 13 key articles. There is still limited knowledge about hand and finger kinematics during activities of daily living. A standardization of the task is required in order to overcome the nonrepetitive nature and high variability of upper limb motion and ensure repeatability of task performance. To yield a progress in the analysis of human hand movements, an assessment of human kinematics including fingers, wrist, and thumb and an identification of relevant parameters that characterize a healthy motion pattern during functional tasks are needed.

Abstract

The human hand is the most frequently used body part in activities of daily living. With its complex anatomical structure and the small size compared to the body, assessing the functional capability is highly challenging. The aim of this review was to provide a systematic overview on currently available 3D motion analysis based on skin markers for the assessment of hand function during activities of daily living. It is focused on methodology rather than results. A systematic review according to the PRISMA guidelines was performed. The systematic search yielded 1349 discrete articles. Of 147 articles included on basis of title, 123 were excluded after abstract review, and 24 were included in the full-text analysis with 13 key articles. There is still limited knowledge about hand and finger kinematics during activities of daily living. A standardization of the task is required in order to overcome the nonrepetitive nature and high variability of upper limb motion and ensure repeatability of task performance. To yield a progress in the analysis of human hand movements, an assessment of human kinematics including fingers, wrist, and thumb and an identification of relevant parameters that characterize a healthy motion pattern during functional tasks are needed.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Reconstructive Surgery
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:August 2019
Deposited On:27 Nov 2019 15:13
Last Modified:27 Nov 2019 15:13
Publisher:Sage Publications
ISSN:0954-4119
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1177/0954411919851302
PubMed ID:31132926

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