Non-invasive muscle force assessment apparatus for use in the intensive care unit.

William Durfee, Paul Iaizzo, Brett Burgstahler, Sukruti Ponkshe

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Abstract

Muscle function assessment is important for diagnosing muscular disorders, developing treatment plans,and tracking patient progress over time. The muscle force assessment system (MFAS) can provide quantitative results versus the traditional qualitative results that are obtained from manual tests. A new MFAS was developed for measuring force in the tibialis anterior muscle in response to electrical stimulation. The system is small, portable, and can be used in an ICU setting. Preliminary experiments were conducted to compare the new system to an existing force assessment system. The results demonstrated that the new system is repeatable and reliable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2010 Annual International Conference Proceedings of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology
Pages5835-5838
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Event2010 32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC'10 - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Duration: Aug 31 2010Sep 4 2010

Publication series

Name2010 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC'10

Other

Other2010 32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC'10
CountryArgentina
CityBuenos Aires
Period8/31/109/4/10

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