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The Application of Bioelectrical Impedance to Monitor Leg Movement
Chul-Gyu SONG Deok Won KIM
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems
Publication Date: 2005/01/01
Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Biological Engineering
electrical bio-impedance, joint movement, human motion, impedance method,
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The purpose of this study is to provide a new approach for detection using bio-impedance. This impedance is measured by the four-electrode method. As the impedance changes resulting from ankle, knee, and hip movements depended heavily on electrode placement, we determined the optimal electrode configurations for those movements by searching for high correlation coefficients, large impedance changes, and minimum interferences in ten subjects (Age: 204). Our optimal electrode configurations showed very strong relationships between the ankle joint angle and ankle impedance (γ = -0.9130.03), between the knee joint angle and knee impedance (γ = 0.9440.02), and between the hip joint angle and hip impedance (γ = 0.8230.08). This study showed the possibility that lower leg movement could be easily measured by impedance measurement system with two pairs of skin-electrodes.