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Apparatus to measure simultaneously 14 isometric leg joint moments. Part 2: Multi-moment chair system

Wood, DE; Donaldson, ND; Perkins, TA; (1999) Apparatus to measure simultaneously 14 isometric leg joint moments. Part 2: Multi-moment chair system. MED BIOL ENG COMPUT , 37 (2) 148 - 154.

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Abstract

An apparatus has been developed that measures isometrically the 14 lower limb joint moments corresponding to the degrees of freedom of the hips, knees and ankles. This is the second of two papers describing the development of the multi-moment chair system (MMCS). It presents the overall design and changes that were implemented to compensate for problems. These were primarily to improve the accuracy of hip joint moments; a compromise between accuracy and practicalities, because of force-moment responses being measured at the ankles. All joint moment errors have been calculated to be of the order of a few newton metres. Since these represent errors of less than 10% when considering peak joint moment responses, this is considered sufficiently accurate for the proposed application. The MMCS is being used in a programme to investigate the restoration of lower limb functions, principally standing, in paraplegics by electrical stimulation of the lumbosacral anterior roots.

Type: Article
Title: Apparatus to measure simultaneously 14 isometric leg joint moments. Part 2: Multi-moment chair system
Keywords: functional electrical stimulation, paraplegia, lower limb, joint moments, isometric, standing, LARSI
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Med Phys and Biomedical Eng
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/64842
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