Application of Coordinate Measuring Arm for Accurate Measurement of Child Growth

Open access

Abstract

The article describes an approach to measure child growth using a coordinate measuring arm. For this purpose, a test set up has been built to measure the lower leg length directly on the knee surface and with the help of a plate. The use of the plate resulted in the distribution of pressure on the surface to be measured. Based on the results, the LLV (a lower leg growth velocity) was determined and studies were carried out to estimate the uncertainty of this factor. The obtained LLV results at 0.4 mm/week, correspond to the results of studies conducted on specialist test set-ups for knemometric measures described in the literature. The obtained results also allow recognizing periods of good health and bad health of the child.

[1] Wolthers, O.D. (2010). Methodology and implications of knemometry in growth assessment of inhaled glucocorticoids. Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, 21, 190-198.

[2] Valk, I.M., Langhout Chabloz, A.M.E., Smals, A.G.H., Kloppenborg, P.W.C., Cassorla, F.G., Schutte, E.A.S.T. (1983) Accurate measurement of the lower leg length and the ulnar length and its application in short term growth measurements. Growth, 47, 53-66.

[3] Hulanicka, B, Gronkiewicz, L, Kozieł, S. (1999). Wzrastanie dzieci: badanie knemometryczne. Wrocław, Poland: Zakład Antropologii PAN. (in Polish)

[4] Heuck, C., Ternowitz, T., Herlin, T., Wolthers, O.D. (1998). Knemometry in children with atopic dermatitis treated with topical glucocorticoids. Pediatric Dermatology, 15 (1), 7-11.

[5] Ryniewicz, A. (2010). Accuracy assessment of shape mapping using computer tomography. Metrology and Measurement Systems, 17 (3), 481-492.

[6] Ryniewicz, A., Ryniewicz, A.M., Madej, T., Sładek, J., Gąska, A. (2013). Biometrological method of pelvis measurement and anatomical positioning of endoprosthesis of hip joint. Metrology and Measurement Systems, 20 (1), 17-26.

[7] Sitnik, R., Witkowski, M. (2008). Locating and tracing of anatomical landmarks based on full-field fourdimensional measurement of human body surface. Journal of Biomedical Optics, 13 (4), 044039.

[8] Witkowski, M., Glinkowski, W., Sitnik, R., Kocon, H., Bolewicki, P., Gorecki, A. (2010). A four-directional body shape measurement system and its application for pectus excavatum severity assessment. In Three- Dimensional Image Processing (3DIP) and Applications, SPIE 7526.

[9] Lenar, J., Witkowski, M., Carbone, V. et al. (2013). Lower body kinematics evaluation based on a multidirectional four-dimensional structured light measurement. Journal of Biomedical Optics, 18 (5), 056014.

[10] Ostrowska, K., Gaska, A., Kupiec, R., Sładek, J., Gromczak, K. (2016). Verification of articulated arm coordinate measuring machines accuracy using LaserTracer system as standard of length. MAPANJournal of Metrology Society of India, 31 (4), 241-256.

[11] Gromczak, K., Ostrowska, K., Owczarek, D., Sładek, J. (2015). Validation of the metrological model of coordinate measuring arm using multifeature check. Advances in Science and Technology Research Journal (ASTRJ), 9 (28), 120-124.

[12] Ostrowska, K., Gaska, A., Sladek, J. (2014). Determining the uncertainty of measurement with the use of a Virtual Coordinate Measuring Arm. The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 71 (1-4), 529-537.

[13] The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). (2004). Methods for Performance Evaluation of Articulated Arm Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMM). Standard B89.4.22 - 2004.

[14] Wolthers, O.D. (1996). Long-, intermediate- and shortterm growth studies in asthmatic children treated with inhaled glucocorticosteroid. European Respiratory Journal, 9, 821-827.

[15] Woles, J.K.H, Milner, R.D.G. (1987). Knemometry in assessment of linear growth. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 62, 166-171.

Measurement Science Review

The Journal of Institute of Measurement Science of Slovak Academy of Sciences

Journal Information


IMPACT FACTOR 2017: 1.345
5-year IMPACT FACTOR: 1.253



CiteScore 2017: 1.61

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2017: 0.441
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2017: 0.936

Metrics

All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 0 0 0
Full Text Views 31 31 22
PDF Downloads 26 26 16