Sensor-Mediated Assessment of physical RehabiliTation (SMART):

​​​​​​​Assessing recovery is a critical process in physical rehabilitation that informs a range of key clinical decisions, including selecting safe treatment plans, monitoring progression, and detecting incidental concerns (e.g., conditions affecting rehabilitation progress and safety). While technical developments in sensor-mediated assessment tools have demonstrated promising measurement capabilities, their translation to inform clinical decisions remains underexamined. The proposed project aims to investigate the clinical validity of a wearable sensor system to inform rehabilitation care following arthroscopic partial knee meniscectomy. Specifically, performance-based metrics (e.g., range of motion, movement quality) will first be generated from wearable IMU sensor signals, followed by focus group evaluation to assess the system’s feasibility and utility to inform clinical care.