A system is proposed for the utilization of a broad set of quantitative human function/performance measurements to identify locations and extent of lesions in skeletal, muscular, or nervous systems. Basic measurement data collected from the patient (more than 300 discrete measures) with a computerized sensory and motor function test battery are converted into the form of a performance profile vector. This vector serves as the input to a system with three knowledge bases: (1) a comprehensive description of neuromuscular anatomy, (2) normal function standards for each test measure; and (3) dysfunction pattern rules. The output will be an estimate describing levels of confidence for decisions regarding involvement of muscles and/or neural pathways, as well as a list of structures responsible for impaired performance.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||IEEE/Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Annual Conference|
|Place of Publication||New York, NY, USA|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - 1986|
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