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2019

Designing a software for qualitative and quantitative analysis of oropharyngeal swallowing by videofluoroscopy

Autores
Silva, A; Santos, R; Silva, R; Coimbra, M;

Publicação
6th IEEE Portuguese Meeting on Bioengineering, ENBENG 2019 - Proceedings

Abstract
Swallowing is a dynamic, complex and synergistic process, composed of three phases with a refined neuromotor control. A malfunction of this process, denominated dysphasia, can occur in any age like a result of congenital, structural, functional and/or medical problems. The quantitative analysis of this process is crucial to understand the temporal relations between the mechanisms of the oropharyngeal deglutition. Designing a software to support the qualitative and quantitative analysis of the swallowing process through dynamic images obtained by videofluoroscopy is the main motivation and objective of this work. First, a survey of requirements for such a software was made, consisting in a research protocol for assessing dysphagia by videofluoroscopy. Secondly, best practices in humancomputer interaction were used to design a conceptual model for the proposed software. Two protocols were selected for the assessment of dysphagia by videofluoroscopy: the Protocol of Boston and the Protocol used in the Hospital Privado da Trofa. These protocols allowed the identification of several events that are evaluated in the swallowing process and that can be recorded, measured and quantified during ingestion of the bolus. The second phase resulted in a conceptual model for an interactive system embodying the evaluation protocol selected and contemplates the integration of automatic algorithms for qualitative and quantitative evaluation of the parameters of swallowing. The proposed software model has a high potential to be a useful tool for assessing parameters of swallowing.

2019

Combined phase and magnitude metric for validation of lower limb multibody dynamics muscle action with sEMG

Autores
Rodrigues, C; Correia, M; Abrantes, J; Nadal, J; Benedetti, M;

Publicação
IFMBE Proceedings

Abstract
This study presents and applies combined phase and magnitude metrics for validation of multibody dynamics (MBD) estimated muscle actions with simultaneous registered sEMG of lower limb muscles. Subject-specific tests were performed for acquisition of ground reaction forces and kinematic data from joint reflective markers during NG, SKG and SR. Inverse kinematics and dynamics was performed using AnyBody musculoskeletal personalized modeling and simulation. MBD estimated muscle activity (MA) of soleus medialis (SM) and tibialis anterior (TA) were compared on phase, magnitude and combined metric with simultaneous acquisition of sEMG for the same muscles. Results from quantitative metrics presented better agreement between MDB MA and sEMG on phase (P) than on magnitude (M) with combined (C) metric following the same pattern as the magnitude. Soleus medialis presented for specific subject lower P and M error on NG and SKG than at SR with similar P errors for tibialis anterior and higher error on M for TA at NG and SKG than SR. Separately and combined quantitative metrics of phase and magnitude presents as a suitable tool for comparing measured sEMG and MBD estimated muscle activities, contributing to overcome qualitative and subjective comparisons, need for intensive observer supervision, low reproducibility and time consuming. © Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019.

2019

Spherical angular analysis for pelvis coordination assessment on modified gait

Autores
Rodrigues, C; Correia, M; Abrantes, J; Nadal, J; Benedetti, M;

Publicação
IFMBE Proceedings

Abstract
This study presents and applies 3D spherical angular analysis in relation with 2D polar coordinates to assess anatomic pelvic movement on modified gait, namely stiff knee (SKG) gait and slow running (SR) comparing with normal gait (NG). Subject specific analysis was performed of an adult healthy male based on inverse kinematics from in vivo and noninvasive capture at human movement lab of reflective markers position from pelvis anatomical selected points with Qualisys camera system during a complete stride of NG, SKG and SR. Radial distance (R), pitch (?) and azimuth (?) angular phases were computed from pelvic angle-angle diagrams (?T, ?C, ?S) at transverse (T), coronal (C) and sagittal (S) planes, and angular phase (?) and planar radial distance (r) polar coordinates computed from pelvic angle-angle diagrams projections at cartesian planes (?T, ?C), (?T, ?S), (?C, ?S). Average radial distances and phase standard deviation were assessed on spherical and polar coordinates. © Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019.

2019

Methodological considerations for kinematic analysis of upper limbs in healthy and poststroke adults. Part I: A systematic review of sampling and motor tasks

Autores
Mesquita, IA; Vieira Pinheiro, ARV; Paiva Velhote Correia, MFPV; Costa da Silva, CIC;

Publicação
Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation

Abstract

2019

Lower limb assessment of dynamic stiffness on different human maximum vertical jump

Autores
Rodrigues, C; Correia, M; Abrantes, JMCS; Benedetti Rodrigues, MAB; Nadal, J;

Publicação
2019 IEEE 6th Portuguese Meeting on Bioengineering (ENBENG)

Abstract

2019

Methodological considerations for kinematic analysis of upper limbs in healthy and poststroke adults Part II: a systematic review of motion capture systems and kinematic metrics

Autores
Mesquita, IA; Fonseca, PFPD; Pinheiro, ARV; Velhote Correia, MFP; Silva, CICD;

Publicação
Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation

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