Cerebrovascular and neuromuscular disorders are increasing in parallel with the increasing average age in the world. Home exercises become very important for the physiotherapy of patients who have lost upper limb motor skills due to these disorders. In this study, an upper limb exercise tracking device was implemented. Individuals with upper limb discomfort can regain their lost motor skills by taking physical therapy. But physical therapy is a holistic treatment method. Individuals who lose their motor skills can improve their motor skills with home exercises. The physical therapist gives home exercises to the person with discomfort according to his / her illness. However, it is not possible to monitor whether these exercises are done correctly. This device has been developed for the follow-up of home exercises by a physical therapist. The implemented device was created on the basis of IoT (Internet of Things) and the esp8266 microcontroller wifi module was used. In the home environment where internet access is available, the device attached to the upper limb has been sent to the thingspeak IoT platform with a three-axis accelerometer (accelerometer). The physical therapist will be able to track the position of the upper limb and how many degrees it can perform in three axes (x, y, z) while the user is doing home exercises.
Accelerometer, IoT, Physical Therapy, Esp8266