Clinical application of the biomechanical profile of pronation and supination.
Tichauer-ER; Schulz-G; Davis-SW
Bull N Y Acad Med 1974 Apr; 50(4):480-495
A method is presented for analyzing the operating characteristics of man performing as the monitoring link in a man-task system. Myoelectric activity is recorded simultaneously with biomechanical output. The resultant biomechanical profile yields more comprehensive information than traditional methods of rehabilitation evaluation. Case report is presented of a 37-year-old woman with severe head injury and contusion of the brain, undergoing rehabilitative therapy and testing following craniotomy. The tests consist of the subject pronating and supinating the handle of a specially designed kinesiometer with adjustable torque levels; the method allows for objective measurement of the patients gross muscular efficiency, fine manipulative ability, and useful range of motion.
NIOSH-Grant; Biomechanics; Brain-injury; Electrophysiological-measurements; Analytical-methods; Task-performance
Physiology Dept of Physiology 665 Huntington Ave Boston 15 Mass
Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine
Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts