A Wearable Device based on IMU and EMG Sensors for Remote Monitoring of Elbow Rehabilitation

Diego M. Lavado, Emir A. Vela

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Abstract

Nowadays, telemonitoring is a new trend with huge potential of providing patients with innovative medical solutions to improve the quality of their treatment. In this paper, a new elbow flexion and extension rehabilitation telemonitoring wearable device using inertial and Electromyography (EMG) sensors is presented. The proposed system not only allows remote monitoring of the elbow joint angle but also provides information on the muscle activity of the main muscles involved in elbow flexion and extension, biceps brachii and triceps brachii. This new approach can help to monitor the musculoskeletal conditions that affect the elbow joint movement in order to obtain a wider frame of reference to improve the diagnosis and treatment of elbow rehabilitation. The hardware system relies on signal processing, data collection and wireless transmission through Wi-Fi communication of the measured inertial and EMG signals from a patient to a Personal Computer (PC) where a physician can monitor remotely through a graphical user interface. All stages from design, implementation and preliminary testing of the wearable device are presented. The measured flexion-extension angles and electrical muscle activity demonstrate that our device is reliable.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2022 10th E-Health and Bioengineering Conference, EHB 2022
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781665485579
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022
Event10th E-Health and Bioengineering Conference, EHB 2022 - Virtual, Online, Romania
Duration: 17 Nov 202218 Nov 2022

Publication series

Name2022 10th E-Health and Bioengineering Conference, EHB 2022

Conference

Conference10th E-Health and Bioengineering Conference, EHB 2022
Country/TerritoryRomania
CityVirtual, Online
Period17/11/2218/11/22

Keywords

  • EMG
  • elbow rehabilitation
  • inertial sensors
  • telemonitoring
  • wearable device

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