Volume 10 Supplement 1
Validation of smartphone inclinometer tools for measuring rib hump in scoliosis patients
© Guardia et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2015
Published: 19 January 2015
To validate smartphone inclinometer tools to measure rib hump in scoliosis patients.
Material and methods
When compared to accurate angle blocks the iPhone Scoliscreen takes consistent measures. Some improvements can be made to the application. Namely, the addition of a calibration or zeroing feature. Caution should be used if different phones are used to take measures or if the iPhone is tilted. As expected, measuring the casts was less repeatable than the precise angle gauge blocks. However, it is safe to conclude that this application could be used to measure the trunk deformation on scoliotic patients.
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