Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing

, Volume 43, Issue 4, pp 413–420

Position-sensing technologies for movement analysis in stroke rehabilitation


  • H. Zheng
    • School of Computing & MathematicsUniversity of Ulster
  • N. D. Black
    • School of Computing & MathematicsUniversity of Ulster
    • Clinical MeasurementRoyal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, Upper Borough Walls

DOI: 10.1007/BF02344720

Cite this article as:
Zheng, H., Black, N.D. & Harris, N.D. Med. Biol. Eng. Comput. (2005) 43: 413. doi:10.1007/BF02344720


Research has focused on improvement of the quality of life of stroke patients. Gait detection, kinematics and kinetics analysis, home-based rehabilitation and telerehabilitation are the areas where there has been increasing research interest. The paper reviews position-sensing technologies and their application for human movement tracking and stroke rehabilitation. The review suggests that it is feasible to build a home-based telerehabilitation system for sensing and tracking the motion of stroke patients.


Position sensingMotion trackingHuman movementRehabilitationInertial sensors

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