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The objective recording of the biomechanical profile of reflexes by means of a kinesiometer.

Authors
Tichauer-ER; Jarvik-R; Gold-C
Source
Biomed Eng 1973 Feb; 8(2):64-65
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20036916
Abstract
Clinical observation of reflex activity is a subjective process and, in practice, The magnitude and briskness of response are not recorded in quantitative repeatable fashion by automatic process. In some instances, photographic devices are used but the evaluation of their printouts is still subjective. This paper describes a simple apparatus which has been developed for the direct measurement of reflexes, including the patellar reflex, suitable for use in office procedures. The device traces simultaneously three biomechanical parameters of single joint movement involved in a reflex: displacement, velocity and acceleration of a suitable reference point on the body surface. Reaction time is obtained as well.
Keywords
Ergonomics; Ergonometry; Work-measurement; Industrial-processes; Biodynamics; Task-performance; Human-factors-engineering; Measurement-instrumentation
CODEN
BIMEB6
Publication Date
19720201
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Amount
477334
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1972
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-T01-OH-000103
Issue of Publication
2
ISSN
0006-2898
Source Name
BioMedical Engineering
State
NY
Performing Organization
New York University
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