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An instrument for the bedside quantification of spasticity: a pilot study

Hughes, T. A. T., Westem, B. J., Thomas, M., Van Deursen, Robert William Martin and Griffiths, H. 2001. An instrument for the bedside quantification of spasticity: a pilot study. Presented at: 23rd Annual EMBS International Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 25-28 October 2001. Proceedings of the 23rd Annual EMBS International Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 25-28 October 2001. IEEE, pp. 1228-1231. 10.1109/IEMBS.2001.1020415

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Abstract

Spasticity is a velocity-dependent phenomenon; the quicker the limb is moved the more resistance is encountered. A compact, portable instrument was constructed for recording the angle at the knee, the rate of change of angle (angular velocity) and the force encountered at the ankle when the limb was flexed. A pilot study was performed on 5 normal volunteers and 5 patients with spasticity. A preliminary index of spasticity was extracted from the measurements, being 0.163±0.059 N.s/deg (mean±SD) for the patients and 0.052±0.030 N.s/deg for the normal group.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Angular velocity; Force measurement; Goniometers; Hospitals; Immune system; Instruments; Knee; Medical diagnostic imaging; Position measurement; Transducers
Publisher: IEEE
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Last Modified: 15 Nov 2013 10:17
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/29760

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