ISOMETRIC MUSCLE STRENGTH AND ENDURANCE MEASUREMENTS USING AN APPLE COMPUTER.

Robert P Patterson, Keith Leavell, Yi Gang Chen, Tanya Baxter, Louis Amundsen

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication Title
EditorsCliff Brubaker
PublisherRehabilitation Engineering Soc of North America
Pages183-184
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1985

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