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BY 4.0 license Open Access Published by De Gruyter November 26, 2020

Wearable motion sensors and digital biomarkers in stroke rehabilitation

  • Adrian Derungs , Corina Schuster-Amft and Oliver Amft


We propose three novel digital biomarkers for the longitudinal performance monitoring and movement evaluation of hemiparetic patients, e.g. after stroke. We devised convergence points (CP) for the bilateral walking analysis based on gait parameters, e.g. stride duration using regression- modelling to estimate similarity between body sides. The physical activity (PA) was devised to evaluate the energy expenditure of all extremities during training and free-living. The functional range of motion (fROM) is a digital biomarker to quantify the upper arm reaching ability, represented in 3D visualisations. In this work, we detail CP, PA, and fROM to derive rehabilitation insights for personalising therapies. We evaluated the proposed digital biomarkers in a clinical observation study with 11 patients after stroke during their rehabilitation including therapy and self-paced daily routines.

Published Online: 2020-11-26
Published in Print: 2020-09-01

© 2020 by Walter de Gruyter Berlin/Boston

This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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