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dc.contributor.authorBasteris, Angelo
dc.contributor.authorPedler, Ashley
dc.contributor.authorSterling, Michele
dc.description.abstractJoint Position Sense Error (JPSE) is a measure of cervical spine proprioception, and a simple method for measuring the JPSE could help in monitoring and evaluating the outcomes of rehabilitation of people with neck pain. In this study we demonstrate preliminary results of a method for measuring JPSE that does not require the participant to wear any equipment. Based on free publicly available head tracking software, compatible with any webcam, we developed a webpage which instructs the participant in performing a self-administered version of the test. The aim of this proof-of-concept study was to demonstrate the viability of this system. We compared our absolute error values (3.68 ± 1.2° after extension, 3.46 ± 1.66° after flexion, 3.89 ± 2.34° after rotation to the left and 4.02 ± 1.82°after rotation to the right) to values from literature, finding that our results do not differ from those of 6 out of 11 studies (which used more complex and expensive setups). The results indicate that our system allows assessment of the JPSE with a standard computer. Being based on a website, the system has potential for telemedicine use. Further research is required to validate the system before it can be recommended for use in clinical practice.
dc.publisherChurchill Livingstone
dc.relation.ispartofjournalManual Therapy
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHuman Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHuman Movement and Sports Sciences
dc.titleEvaluating the neck joint position sense error with a standard computer and a webcam
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Allied Health Sciences
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gro.griffith.authorSterling, Michele
gro.griffith.authorPedler, Ashley
gro.griffith.authorBasteris, Angelo

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