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There’s an App for That: Reliability of an iPhone App to Assess Upper Extremity Proprioception and Stability

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dc.contributor.author Lynch, James M.
dc.contributor.author Smith, Keeley*
dc.contributor.author Patel, Vrund*
dc.contributor.author Luchan, Kayla*
dc.date.accessioned 2017-04-07T19:11:00Z
dc.date.available 2017-04-07T19:11:00Z
dc.date.issued 2017-03
dc.identifier.uri http://www.ioc-preventionconference.org/?page_id=3327
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11416/189
dc.description Florida Southern College undergraduate co-authors are indicated by an * en_US
dc.description.abstract Background: The ability to maintain joint stability and motion control of the extremities is important in injury prevention/recovery. Quantitative measurement of proprioception, especially the upper extremity, is difficult. Objective: We investigated the reliability of a custom iPhone app to compile accelerometer data and calculate a path length of movement over 20 seconds. Design: This study used a prospective test-retest design. Subjects completed three trials on each upper extremity (RA and LA) 48 hours apart (MWF). A convenience sample of subjects was used. Results: The mean path length for RA was 2669 with a standard error of 149, with LA being 2774 and 124. The intraclass correlation coefficient was 0.86 for the right arm and 0.74 for the left arm across three trials. Conclusions: The accelerometer in an iPhone 6 is a moderately reliable instrument for assessing motion control stability in the upper extremity. We plan to add additional data filtering to the app and repeat. en_US
dc.publisher International Olympic Committee World Conference on Injury and Illness Prevention en_US
dc.subject Injury prevention en_US
dc.subject Accelerometer en_US
dc.subject Upper extremity proprioceptive training en_US
dc.title There’s an App for That: Reliability of an iPhone App to Assess Upper Extremity Proprioception and Stability en_US
dc.type Other en_US


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