VALIDITY OF A MAKER-BASED LOCATOR FOR MEASURING IN VIVO THREEDIMENSIONAL SCAPULAR STATIC POSES USING STEREOPHOTOGRAMMETRY
Keywords: Scapular Kinematics
AbstractThe study aimed to (1) develop a marker-based scapular locator for measuring scapular poses and (2) to design an in vivo experimental procedure for this static marker-based measurement method to decrease measurement errors, and (3) to validate this scapular locator and the experimental procedure. Six young male adults were implanted into the spine of the scapula with two bone-pins that were attached with a cluster of four retroreflective markers (bone markers). The scapular poses were measured simultaneously using the developed scapular locator and the bone markers. The results showed that very high validity for scapular rotations and for the acromial angle (AA), the root of spine (RS) and the inferior angle (IA) of the scapular translation were achieved. Two main reasons contributed to the results: (1) the adjustable scapular locator and (2) careful palpation of the bony landmarks over the scapula.
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