Is a triaxial accelerometer a reliable device to measure head excursion

Subramaniam Ambusam, Baharudin Omar, Leonard Joseph, Seng Poh Meng, Fazlina Asma Mohd Padzil

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The reliability of a triaxial accelerometer in measuring the head excursion during typing task among occupational typists has not been reported so far. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the intra-rater reliability of triaxial accelerometer measurement of head excursion. METHODS: The triaxial accelerometer measurements were taken to measure head excursion of 8 participants typing in the computer. The intra-rater reliability such as intraclass correlation coefficient, standard error of measurements and coefficient of variation was calculated. The Bland-Altman plot was performed to strengthen the study result. RESULTS: The analysis of the results showed that the intra-rater reliability of triaxial accelerometer was high with intraclass correlation coefficient (2,1) of 0.986, standard error of measurements (1.05 Hz) and coefficient of variation (3.2%) for two trials of measurements. The Bland-Altman reported an acceptable agreement between the two measurements taken using the triaxial accelerometer to measure head excursion. CONCLUSIONS: The triaxial accelerometer is a simple, objective and useful technology to measure head excursion among the occupational typists.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)691-697
Number of pages7
JournalTechnology and Health Care
Volume23
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Sep 2015

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  • Accelerometer
  • head excursion
  • measurement
  • neck movement
  • reliability

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  • Biomaterials
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  • Biomedical Engineering
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Is a triaxial accelerometer a reliable device to measure head excursion. / Ambusam, Subramaniam; Omar, Baharudin; Joseph, Leonard; Meng, Seng Poh; Padzil, Fazlina Asma Mohd.

In: Technology and Health Care, Vol. 23, No. 5, 22.09.2015, p. 691-697.

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Ambusam, Subramaniam ; Omar, Baharudin ; Joseph, Leonard ; Meng, Seng Poh ; Padzil, Fazlina Asma Mohd. / Is a triaxial accelerometer a reliable device to measure head excursion. In: Technology and Health Care. 2015 ; Vol. 23, No. 5. pp. 691-697.
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