An Asian-centric human movement database capturing activities of daily living

Phyllis Liang (Corresponding Author), Wai Hang Kwong, Ananda Sidarta, Choon Kong Yap, Wee Kiat Tan, Lek Syn Lim, Pui Yee Chan, Christopher Wee Keong Kuah, Seng Kwee Wee, Karen Chua, Colin Quek, Wei Tech Ang

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Assessment of human movement performance in activities of daily living (ADL) is a key component in clinical and rehabilitation settings. Motion capture technology is an effective method for objective assessment of human movement. Existing databases capture human movement and ADL performance primarily in the Western population, and there are no Asian databases to date. This is despite the fact that Asian anthropometrics influence movement kinematics and kinetics. This paper details the protocol in the first phase of the largest Asian normative human movement database. Data collection has commenced, and this paper reports 10 healthy participants. Twelve tasks were performed and data was collected using Qualisys motion capture system, force plates and instrumented table and chair. In phase two, human movement of individuals with stroke and knee osteoarthritis will be captured. This can have great potential for benchmarking with the normative human movement captured in phase one and predicting recovery and progression of movement for patients. With individualised progression, it will offer the development of personalised therapy protocols in rehabilitation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number290
JournalScientific data
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2020
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Information Systems
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
  • Library and Information Sciences


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