Infant General Movement Sensing Study

Project type/s Clinical trial, Cohort study
Project status Planning/Submitted for approvals

Infants perform spontaneous body movements that reflects their developmental phases. Clinical assessments of the quality of these general movements at specific times during development provides an indication to medical specialists and clinicians of the development of gross motor skills and the risk of delayed motor development. Instrumented movement assessments, using small body-worn accelerometers, may assist with clinical assessments towards earlier detection of atypical development. The proposed project will investigate (Study 1) the accuracy of small wearable sensors (inertial measurement units–IMUs) body movements in healthy term born infants; and (Study 2) determine the sensitivity and specificity of
IMUs for the presence of fidgety spontaneous general movements compared to absent or abnormal fidgety movements at 12-16 weeks in infants at high risk of cerebral palsy.

Team Members

  • Lee Barber - Team Role: Principal Investigator
  • Christian Redd - Team Role: Co-Investigator
  • Roslyn Boyd - Team Role: Co-Investigator
  • Luke Jardine - Team Role: Other (Mater Sponsor / Mater Contact)