Implementation of an iPhone wireless accelerometer application for the quantification of reflex response

Robert Lemoyne, Timothy Mastroianni, Warren Grundfest, Kiisa C Nishikawa

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Abstract

The patellar tendon reflex represents an inherent aspect of the standard neurological evaluation. The features of the reflex response provide initial perspective regarding the status of the nervous system. An iPhone wireless accelerometer application integrated with a potential energy impact pendulum attached to a reflex hammer has been successfully developed, tested, and evaluated for quantifying the patellar tendon reflex. The iPhone functions as a wireless accelerometer platform. The wide coverage range of the iPhone enables the quantification of reflex response samples in rural and remote settings. The iPhone has the capacity to transmit the reflex response acceleration waveform by wireless transmission through email. Automated post-processing of the acceleration waveform provides feature extraction of the maximum acceleration of the reflex response ascertained after evoking the patellar tendon reflex. The iPhone wireless accelerometer application demonstrated the utility of the smartphone as a biomedical device, while providing accurate and consistent quantification of the reflex response.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
Pages4658-4661
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2013 - Osaka, Japan
Duration: Jul 3 2013Jul 7 2013

Other

Other2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2013
CountryJapan
CityOsaka
Period7/3/137/7/13

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Accelerometers
Reflex
Tendons
Stretch Reflex
Patellar Ligament
Hammers
Smartphones
Electronic mail
Neurology
Pendulums
Potential energy
Feature extraction
Nervous System
Processing
Equipment and Supplies

Keywords

  • iPhone
  • iPhone application
  • reflex
  • reflex loop
  • reflex quantification
  • reflex response
  • smartphone
  • wireless accelerometer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics

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Lemoyne, R., Mastroianni, T., Grundfest, W., & Nishikawa, K. C. (2013). Implementation of an iPhone wireless accelerometer application for the quantification of reflex response. In Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS (pp. 4658-4661). [6610586] https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2013.6610586

Implementation of an iPhone wireless accelerometer application for the quantification of reflex response. / Lemoyne, Robert; Mastroianni, Timothy; Grundfest, Warren; Nishikawa, Kiisa C.

Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS. 2013. p. 4658-4661 6610586.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Lemoyne, R, Mastroianni, T, Grundfest, W & Nishikawa, KC 2013, Implementation of an iPhone wireless accelerometer application for the quantification of reflex response. in Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS., 6610586, pp. 4658-4661, 2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2013, Osaka, Japan, 7/3/13. https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2013.6610586
Lemoyne R, Mastroianni T, Grundfest W, Nishikawa KC. Implementation of an iPhone wireless accelerometer application for the quantification of reflex response. In Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS. 2013. p. 4658-4661. 6610586 https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2013.6610586
Lemoyne, Robert ; Mastroianni, Timothy ; Grundfest, Warren ; Nishikawa, Kiisa C. / Implementation of an iPhone wireless accelerometer application for the quantification of reflex response. Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS. 2013. pp. 4658-4661
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