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Validity and Reliability of the Kinovea Program in Obtaining Angular and Distance Dimensions

Version 1 : Received: 7 October 2017 / Approved: 9 October 2017 / Online: 9 October 2017 (05:07:57 CEST)

How to cite: Puig-Diví, A.; Padullés-Riu, J.M.; Busquets-Faciaben, A.; Padullés-Chando, X.; Escalona-Marfil, C.; Marcos-Ruiz, D. Validity and Reliability of the Kinovea Program in Obtaining Angular and Distance Dimensions. Preprints 2017, 2017100042 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201710.0042.v1). Puig-Diví, A.; Padullés-Riu, J.M.; Busquets-Faciaben, A.; Padullés-Chando, X.; Escalona-Marfil, C.; Marcos-Ruiz, D. Validity and Reliability of the Kinovea Program in Obtaining Angular and Distance Dimensions. Preprints 2017, 2017100042 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201710.0042.v1).

Abstract

Clinical rehabilitation and sports performance analysis both require the objectification of movement. Kinovea© is a free 2D motion analysis software that enables the establishment of kinematics parameters. This low-cost technology has been used in sports sciences, as well as clinical field and research work. Although it has been validated as a tool with which to assess time-related variables, this is not yet the case regarding angular and distance variables. The main objective of this study was to determine the validity and reliability of the Kinovea software in obtaining angular and distance data at different perspectives of 90°, 75°, 60° and 45°. For this purpose, a figure with 29 points was designed (in AutoCAD) and 24 frames analysed. Each frame was examined by three observers who each made two attempts. For each export data item, 20 angles and 20 distance variables were calculated, with intra- and inter-observer reliability also analysed. To evaluate Kinovea reliability and validity a multiple approach was applied involving the following analysis: -systematic error with a two-way ANOVA 2x4; -relative reliability with ICC and CV (95% confidence interval); -absolute reliability with Standard Error. The results thus obtained indicate that the Kinovea software is a valid and reliable tool that is able to measure accurately at distances up to 5 m from the object and at an angle range of 90°–45°. Nevertheless, for optimum results an angle of 90° is suggested.

Subject Areas

free software; human motion; Kinovea; low cost; reliability; validity; video analysis

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