Is the iPhone a useful clinical tool to monitor spinal deformity patients?

Izatt, Maree T., Adam, Clayton J., Labrom, Robert D., & Askin, Geoffrey N. (2012) Is the iPhone a useful clinical tool to monitor spinal deformity patients? In Stanford, Ralph (Ed.) The Spine Society of Australia 23rd Annual Scientific Meeting 2012, Sydney, Australia.

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The progression of spinal deformity is traditionally monitored on hard copy radiographs using the Cobb method with a protractor and pencil. The rotation of the spine and ribcage (rib hump) in scoliosis is measured with a hand-held inclinometer/Scoliometer. The iPhone and other smart phones, can accurately sense inclination, and can therefore be used to measure Cobb angles and rib hump angulation. The purpose of this study was to quantify the performance of the iPhone compared to the standard protractor (Cobb angles) and the Scoliometer (rib hump).

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ID Code: 53231
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: iPhone, Scoliometer, Cobb angle, Rib hump, Scoliosis, Cobb angle, spinal deformity
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > CLINICAL SCIENCES (110300) > Orthopaedics (110314)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Schools > School of Teacher Education & Leadership
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Authors
Deposited On: 21 Aug 2012 07:01
Last Modified: 06 May 2017 16:47

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