Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin
Natalie Weston is a second year medical student at Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to medical school, Natalie worked as a Manager on the Innovation Team at Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Natalie earned her undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas, and is interested in combining her passions for community planning and healthcare in her future endeavors.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Background: The manual muscle test (MMT) is used by numerous healthcare practitioners including nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and physicians to assess muscle strength on physical exam and is graded on scale of 0-5. However, the MMT lacks interrater reliability, sensitivity in grading antigravity muscle strengths, and ability to be conducted in a telehealth visit. Our team sought to design an accurate, cost-effective, and accessible device for assessing and recording muscle strength that can be used reliably without provider assistance. Methods: A limited literature…