Intelligent motion analysis for physiotherapists.
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Páll Árnason

Íslensku Íslenska

Musculoskeletal conditions are some of the most costly and widespread illnesses. IMA provides physiotherapists with wireless, light-weight, and easy-to use measurement devices that enable physiotherapists to perform accurate functional assessments of these conditions in a short amount of time. This results in improved treatments for patients and a potential increase in the physiotherapist’s earnings. IMA presents a new stage in physiotherapy. It provides technology to benefit therapists, patients, and society as a whole.

IMA consists of a six channel sensor system and measurement protocols to asses shoulder and knee conditions. Patients perform a set of motions while wearing the sensors and these movements and corresponding muscle activity are tracked by the system. By combining motion and EMG sensors, the system is able to correlate the muscular activity contributions to the performed motions. Using this information the physiotherapist can compare the patient's performance to that of a healthy person of the same age range as well as track the patient's recovery during the course of the treatment.

Verkefnistími: 2012 - 2016

Role in the project

  • Project coordination.
  • Motion sensor signal processing.
  • Firmware design for sensor integration.


  • Innovation Center Iceland (IS)
  • Kiso (IS)
  • Instituto de Biomecánica de Valencia (ES)
  • Intelligent Systems Research Institute (UK)
  • Fisioterapia Marítim en Valencia (ES)
  • Sjukrathjalfun Islands (IS)
  • Felag Sjukraþjalfara (IS)
  • Asociación Española de Fisioterapeutas (ES)
  • The Royal Dutch Society for Physical Therapy (NL)


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 315551.

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