An Apple computer was used to develop a system to quantitatively measure isometric muscle strength and endurance. The system is interfaced with a joint stabilizing chair or table that can use up to 8 load cells to measure the strength of 24 muscle groups. The delay time, rise time, and decay of the force response are calculated. The electromyograph (EMG) is measured and parameters related to the timing of the EMG with respect to the force response are calculated. The system provides a cost effective solution for quantitative muscle strength measurements.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Unknown Host Publication Title|
|Publisher||Rehabilitation Engineering Soc of North America|
|Number of pages||2|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1985|