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Portable Multisensor Activity Monitor(SenseWear) Lacks Accuracy in Energy Expenditure Measurement during Treadmill Walking Following Stroke | OMICS International | Abstract
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International Journal of Neurorehabilitation
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Research Article

Portable Multisensor Activity Monitor(SenseWear) Lacks Accuracy in Energy Expenditure Measurement during Treadmill Walking Following Stroke

Suzanne S Kuys1*, Courtney Clark2 and Norman R Morris2

1 Principal Research Fellow, Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia; Metro North Hospital and Health Service, Queensland Health, Brisbane, Australia

2 Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia

*Corresponding Author:
Suzanne Kuys
Griffith Health Institute
Griffith University, Gold Coast
The Prince Charles Hospital
Rode Rd, Chermside QLD 4032, Australia
Tel: 61731396349
Fax: 61731396228
Email: [email protected]

Received date: February 28, 2014; Accepted date: March 25, 2014; Published date: April 30, 2014

Citation: Kuys SS, Clark C, Morris NR (2014) Portable Multisensor Activity Monitor (SenseWear) Lacks Accuracy in Energy Expenditure Measurement during Treadmill Walking Following Stroke. Int J Neurorehabilitation 1:101. doi:10.4172/2376-0281.1000101

Copyright: © 2014 Kuys SS, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author andsource are credited.

Abstract

Introduction: This research aimed to assess the accuracy of a portable multi-sensor device (SenseWear armband) measuring energy expenditure in people with stroke compared with indirect calorimetry at rest and during treadmill walking. Secondary aims were to determine if there was a difference depending on which arm the device was placed and to determine the accuracy of the armband step count.
Materials and Methods: Ten stroke survivors (mean age 64.3 SD 7.7 years; 70% male) wore an armband on each arm and metabolic facemask. Energy expenditure was measured at rest and during two 10-minute bouts of treadmill walking at different speeds separated with a seated rest.
Results: The armband was accurate for measuring energy expenditure at rest (Intraclass correlations (ICC) > 0.869), with poor to fair accuracy during treadmill walking (ICC>0.306). The non-hemiplegic arm provided more accurate energy expenditure measurement (ICC>0.409), underestimating with 10%-15% absolute percentage error. SenseWear armband was inaccurate for measuring step count (absolute percentage error approximately 30%).
Conclusion: These results suggest that SenseWear armband lacks accuracy for measuring energy expenditure during treadmill walking in people with stroke; with the non-hemiplegic arm the most accurate. The armband is inaccurate measuring step count. Revision of algorithms specific for people following stroke may improve accuracy.

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