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An Intelligent Evaluation of Wrist Strength for the Elderly People and Its Clinical Application

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02190812
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified July 2014 by National Taiwan University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : July 15, 2014
Last Update Posted : July 15, 2014
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Taiwan University Hospital

Brief Summary:
Use the system to evaluate of wrist muscle strength.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Evaluation of Wrist Muscle Strength Device: Forearm supporter Device: Grip ball Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
The muscle strength of involved wrist muscles may be gradually reduced as aging, and impair their operating skills and even life quality of the elderly. This study has proposed an evaluation system of wrist muscle strength to grip or twist. This system consists of a torque meter (FUTEK TDF400) and three plugs/sockets for simulation of common grip or twist in daily living. This study has completed to evaluate the wrist muscle strength of men and women. In addition to the effects of age and gender, this study analyzes the influence of applied force and its plug/socket diameter on the wrist muscle strength. Simultaneously, this study measured the effect of proper forearm supporter to alleviate pain and improve the wrist and grip strength in the subjects with tennis elbow. And quantitative surface EMG was used to analyze the relationship between different forearm muscles involved. In order to achieve the user-friendly effect, this system intergraded with Cloud service and Bluetooth technology, and developed a portable and intelligent evaluation system of wrist muscle strength. It can help medical personnel to assess and analysis of real-time data. The traditional training of wrist muscle is using grip or grasp a soft tennis ball. In this study a portable grip ball training system is developed. It consists of a pressure sensor and LabVIEW program. It's expected to reduce the risk of injury of the elderly in their daily lives.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 160 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: An Intelligent Evaluation of Wrist Strength for the Elderly People and Its Clinical Application
Study Start Date : April 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date : April 2015
Estimated Study Completion Date : July 2015

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Forearm supporter
This study measured the effect of proper forearm supporter to alleviate pain and improve the wrist and grip strength in the subjects with tennis elbow.
Device: Forearm supporter
The forearm supporter be use in tennis elbow.

Experimental: Grip ball
In this study a portable grip ball training system is developed. This study use the grip ball to train the wrist muscle. It's expected to reduce the risk of injury of the elderly in their daily lives.
Device: Grip ball



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. wrist muscle strength [ Time Frame: two years ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Between 20 and 75 years old.
  • No significant upper extremity joint pain or nerve palsy.(patients with tennis elbow typical of lateral elbow pain)
  • Never received surgical treatment of upper limb joints
  • No significant history of cardiovascular disease

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Significant disturbance of consciousness
  • Unable to communicate with hearing and speech mode
  • Lack of mental ability
  • Emotional instability
  • Significant systemic disease
  • With upper limb joints or muscles, tendons obvious lesions

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02190812


Locations
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Taiwan
National Taiwan University Hospital Recruiting
Taipei, Taiwan, 100
Contact: Lai Jin Shin    886-972651256    jslai@ntu.edu.tw   
Contact: Lin Yu Tse    886-928708103    s97323055@mail1.ncnu.edu.tw   
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital

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Responsible Party: National Taiwan University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02190812     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 201302026RINB
First Posted: July 15, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 15, 2014
Last Verified: July 2014
Keywords provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:
wrist muscle strength