Development of Finger Clubbing Meter

Masra, S.M.W. and Goh, K.L. and Henry, J.S. and Muhammad, M.S. and Djojodibroto, R.D. and Sapawi, R. (2016) Development of Finger Clubbing Meter. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 833. pp. 190-195. ISSN 1662-7482

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Finger clubbing, also known as drumstick finger, is the medical symptom that is indicated by the development of the sponginess or swelling in the nail beds of nails and toes. The higher grade of clubbing on the patients can be easily identified with the presence of drumstick finger. The existing available measurement device to identify the early stage of clubbing required much time which is impractical for a busy clinic practice. This paper explains the determination of the finger clubbing by using the Digital Index (DI) measurement, which was deployed by implementing and developing the Portable Finger Clubbing Meter hardware and the Microsoft Visual Basic (VB) Graphical User Interface (GUI). Finger circumference values of nail-fold (NF) and distal interphalangeal joint (DIP) of twenty participants were measured using the developed hardware. Data analysis was then performed using the GUI for DI computation, and the presence of finger clubbing could be determined.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Finger clubbing, Digital clubbing, Hippocratic finger, Digital index, Finger clubbing meter, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2017 03:24
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2017 03:24

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