Validation of PerfectPhorm: A Motion Analysis Study

Standish, Ryan and Gomez Villafane, Sofia and Troy , Meeker (2016) Validation of PerfectPhorm: A Motion Analysis Study. [Abstract]

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    PerfectPhorm is a recently released motion tracking system that needs to be validated before its implementation in any field of study, specially medical and sport. The purpose of this study was to see if PerfectPhorm is a valid tool for measuring joint angles when compared to a current gold standard the Vicon System. Both the PerfectPhorm and Vicon System measured lower-extremity joint angles in 21 subjects during the performance of a squat, lunge, and vertical jump. The collected data was then analyzed via paired t-tests to compare the maximum and minimum joint angles of the ankle, knee and hip from the three movements. The research showed that PerfectPhrorm was not completely accurate valid tool for motion tracking. Although our study showed that PerfectPhorm is not a valid tool for lower body motion tracking, more research is needed to analyze its validity in tracking the upper body as well as more complex movements.

    Item Type: Abstract
    Created by Student or Faculty: Student
    Subjects: Undergrad Research Symposium > Exercise Science
    Undergrad Research Symposium
    Depositing User: Sofia Gomez Villafane
    Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2016 16:15
    Last Modified: 11 Apr 2016 16:15

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