A goniometric glove for clinical hand assessment. Construction, calibration and validation.

Journal of hand surgery (Edinburgh, Scotland)

PubMedID: 11062583

Williams NW, Penrose JM, Caddy CM, Barnes E, Hose DR, Harley P. A goniometric glove for clinical hand assessment. Construction, calibration and validation. J Hand Surg Br. 2000;25(2):200-7.
The construction of a goniometric glove is described. Each of the sensors in the glove was calibrated over a custom built metal hand using blocks of known angles as angular references. The digital data output from each sensor of the glove were converted into angular displacements at each joint. The glove was validated for consistency of measurement and accuracy over a custom built metal jig and in the human hand. The accuracy of the glove was found to be within the limits of traditional goniometry. It is proposed that goniometric gloves could be useful in the assessment of hand function.