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Patellar Reflex Measurement System with Tapping Force Controlled

  • Y. Salazar-Muñoz
  • L. A. Ruano-Calderón
  • J. A. Leyva
  • O. S. Martínez
  • O. García-Cano
  • B. García-Caballero
Conference paper
Part of the IFMBE Proceedings book series (IFMBE, volume 41)

Abstract

The clinical evaluation of muscular strength and stretching reflex are one of the most important neurological data to evaluate patients. Our system measure and capture variables generated by the patellar reflex with a non-invasive way and absolute control in the tapping force on the tendon. The digital saving data process is performed by a PC or Notebook with the Monitoring Reflex Software, where the measured variables are: angular position of the movement developed by the leg, angular rate, impact instant on the patellar tendon and the muscular distention in the quadriceps. All of them present changes according to the patellar reflex generated by the tapping force control.

Keywords

Patellar Reflex accelerometer muscular strength device design 

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Salazar-Muñoz
    • 1
  • L. A. Ruano-Calderón
    • 2
  • J. A. Leyva
    • 1
  • O. S. Martínez
    • 1
  • O. García-Cano
    • 3
  • B. García-Caballero
    • 4
  1. 1.Dpto. de Ing. Eléctrica-Electrónica, DGESTInstituto Tecnológico de DurangoDurangoMéxico
  2. 2.Servicios de Salud del Estado de DurangoHospital General de DurangoDurangoMéxico
  3. 3.Dpto. de Metal-Mecánica, DGESTInstituto Tecnológico de DurangoDurangoMéxico
  4. 4.Dpto. de Ing. Química-Bioquímica, DGESTInstituto Tecnológico de DurangoDurangoMéxico

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