A method for determination of upper extremity kinematics

George T Rab, Kyria Petuskey, Anita Bagley

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Abstract

Kinematic analysis of the upper extremity has been conducted using a wide variety of techniques, philosophies, and analytic methods. We describe a simple, marker-based three-dimensional video analytic technique that borrows concepts from lower extremity kinematic analysis. A sequential rotation order about orthogonal axes is described, although alternate methods are examined as well. The method has been verified by application to a mechanical model. In certain positions, gimbal lock may occur, and a different sequence of rotational decomposition may be required. Agreement on standardization of technique would assist in the dissemination of upper extremity scientific data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)113-119
Number of pages7
JournalGait and Posture
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Biomechanical Phenomena
Upper Extremity
Lower Extremity

Keywords

  • Analytical methods
  • Kinematics
  • Upper extremity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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A method for determination of upper extremity kinematics. / Rab, George T; Petuskey, Kyria; Bagley, Anita.

In: Gait and Posture, Vol. 15, No. 2, 2002, p. 113-119.

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Rab, George T ; Petuskey, Kyria ; Bagley, Anita. / A method for determination of upper extremity kinematics. In: Gait and Posture. 2002 ; Vol. 15, No. 2. pp. 113-119.
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