Use of the Microsoft Kinect during motor function assessments of patients with Spinal muscular atrophy children: Kinect-MFM study

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Given the progress of research and management in the neuromuscular diseases, particularly in Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), validated tools are needed to assess patients’ motor function. These tools are fundamental in order to improve the understanding of the natural history and to quantify the impact of new therapeutics in these populations. The Motor Function Measure (MFM) is a validated scale for the measurement of functional motor capacities usable in all neuromuscular diseases. Clinicians from a neuromuscular diseases reference center (Hospices Civils de Lyon, France) and G-SCOP research team (INP Grenoble, France) were developing the Kinect-MFM, an automated system to assess SMA patients’ motor function.

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