Monitoring Improvement in Infantile Cerebral Palsy Patients Using the 4DBODY System—A Preliminary Study

Krzysztof Krasowicz , Jakub Michoński , Paweł Liberadzki , Robert Sitnik


Monitoring the patient’s condition during rehabilitation is the key to success in this form of treatment. This is especially important in patients with infantile cerebral palsy (ICP). Objective assessment can be achieved through modern optical measurement techniques. The 4DBODY system allows to capture dynamic movement with high accuracy. Eight patients with ICP participated in the study. The group underwent therapy lasting seven days using neurodevelopmental treatment (NDT) and functional training (FT). The patients’ condition was monitored by the 4DBODY system. The measurements were taken three times: before the therapy, after, and then again after one week. We have developed the Trunk Mobility in the Frontal Plane Index (TMFPI) for its assessment. The results were compared with a score obtained using the Gross Motor Function Measure scale (GMFM 88). An improvement of the TMFPI parameter was observed in five patients, inconsistent results in two and deterioration in one. The reference GMFM score was higher in all patients relative to pre-treatment values. We found that surface scanning with the 4DBODY system allows to precisely track body movement in ICP patients. The decrease in the TMFPI parameter reflects the improvement in the dysfunction of body alignment, balance and symmetry of movement on the L and R body side.
Author Krzysztof Krasowicz (FM / IMPh)
Krzysztof Krasowicz,,
- The Institute of Micromechanics and Photonics
, Jakub Michoński (FM / IMPh)
Jakub Michoński,,
- The Institute of Micromechanics and Photonics
, Paweł Liberadzki (FM / IMPh)
Paweł Liberadzki,,
- The Institute of Micromechanics and Photonics
, Robert Sitnik (FM / IMPh)
Robert Sitnik,,
- The Institute of Micromechanics and Photonics
Journal seriesSensors, [SENSORS-BASEL], ISSN 1424-8220, e-ISSN 1424-3210
Issue year2020
Publication size in sheets1
Keywords in English4D, scanning, movement, rehabilitation, cerebral palsy, treatment, posture, alignment
ASJC Classification1303 Biochemistry; 1602 Analytical Chemistry; 2208 Electrical and Electronic Engineering; 3107 Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
Languageen angielski
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ScoreMinisterial score = 100.0, 07-09-2020, ArticleFromJournal
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