Title: Between-day reliability of three-dimensional motion analysis of the trunk : a comparison of marker based protocols
Authors : Rast, Fabian
Graf, Eveline
Meichtry, André
Kool, Jan
Bauer, Christoph
Published in : Journal of Biomechanics
Volume(Issue) : 49
Issue : 5
Pages : 807
Pages to: 811
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Elsevier
Issue Date: 21-Mar-2016
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (Publication)
Language : English
Subjects : Kinematics; Motion analysis; Spine; Torso; Adult; Algorithms; Biomechanical Phenomena; Female; Humans; Male; Movement; Posture; Reproducibility of Results; Rotation; Torso; Young Adult
Subject (DDC) : 610: Medicine and health
Abstract: Motion capture of the trunk using three-dimensional optoelectronic systems and skin markers placed on anatomical landmarks is prone to error due to marker placement, thus decreasing between-day reliability. The influence of these errors on angular output might be reduced by using an overdetermined number of markers and optimization algorithms, or by defining the neutral position using a reference trial. The purpose of this study was to quantify and compare the between-day reliability of trunk kinematics, when using these methods. In each of two sessions, 20 subjects performed four movement tasks. Trunk kinematics were established through the plug-in-gait protocol, the point cloud optimization algorithm, and by defining upright standing as neutral position. Between-day reliability was analyzed using generalizability theory and quantified by indexes of dependability. Across all movement tasks, none of the methods was superior in terms of between-day reliability. The point cloud algorithm did not improve between-day reliability, but did result in 24.3% greater axial rotation angles. The definition of neutral position by means of a reference trial revealed 5.8% higher indexes of dependability for lateral bending and axial rotation angles, but 13.7% smaller indexes of dependability for flexion angles. Further, using a reference trial resulted in 8.3° greater trunk flexion angles. Therefore, the selection of appropriate marker placement and the corresponding calculation of angular output are dependent on the movement task and the underlying research question.
Departement: Gesundheit
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
DOI : 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2016.02.030
ISSN: 0021-9290
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/8957
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