Medical Student (MS2)
Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin
Nina Lemieux is a second year medical student at Dell Medical School. She holds a B.A. in Plan II and a B.S.A. in Biology from The University of Texas. Her interests include healthcare accessibility and family-centered care, particularly in oncology, pediatrics, and PM&R. She also is interested in how physicians can improve patients' care outside the clinic through community and non-profit programming and telehealth monitoring.
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…