Design of a novel instrumentation for measurement of blood flow while gripping a handle.
Afshari-AA; McKinney-W; Frazer-DG
IEEE 28th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, April 20-21, 2002, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Moxon K, El-Sherif D, Kanakasabai S., eds. New York: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2002 Jun; :215-216
The purpose of this study was to design a prehensile device which could be coupled with a Laser Doppler Flowmetry (LDF) system to simultaneously measure components of grip force, push force and blood flow on the inside of the hand surface. This device will enable physicians, researchers, and designers of hand-held equipment to study blood circulation in the hand under different grip forces, and hand-push loading conditions.
Blood-analysis; Blood-tests; Hand-injuries; Hand-tools; Hand-protection; Blood-cells
Moxon-K; El-Sherif-D; Kanakasabai-S
Disease and Injury: Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Upper Extremities; Research Tools and Approaches: Control Technology and Personal Protective Equipment
IEEE 28th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, April 20-21, 2002, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania