The objective recording of the biomechanical profile of reflexes by means of a kinesiometer.
Tichauer-ER; Jarvik-R; Gold-C
Biomed Eng 1973 Feb; 8(2):64-65
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.
Ergonomics; Ergonometry; Work-measurement; Industrial-processes; Biodynamics; Task-performance; Human-factors-engineering; Measurement-instrumentation
New York University