Improved biomedical device for spasticity quantification

  title={Improved biomedical device for spasticity quantification},
  author={Jo{\~a}o C. Ferreira and V. Moreira and Jos{\'e} Mendes Machado and Filomena O. Soares},
  journal={2013 IEEE 3rd Portuguese Meeting in Bioengineering (ENBENG)},
Spasticity is a disabling motor disorder, resulting from neurological impairments. This disorder has now a remarkable social and economic impact, affecting approximately 1.9% of the world population. The methods for spasticity quantification play an important role in the medical treatments' success and may reduce the associated costs. The Modified Asworth Scale is the most commonly method used for the evaluation of this disorder, but experts agree that it is not a precise and reproducible… CONTINUE READING