Dynamometer for measuring muscle spasticity
Investigational methods used in clinical practice are currently generally based on the subjective medical report done by an examining specialist who assesses passive muscle resistance based on a passive isokinetic stretching. The subsequent assessment of the seriousness of the disease is executed and based on the assignment of scale points. Consequently, depending on the results the following process of rehabilitation and the medical report is evaluated.
Project goal: Developing of a system for objective measurement of muscles spasticity.
The system allows the objective measurement of stiffness of flexion / extension of the elbow, wrist, knee and ankle joints in the form of functional dependence of the force (which the muscle acts with) on the joint angle. For that the resultant graphical representation clearly shows how the force that the muscle operated against the movement of the trajectory of that movement changed in individual moments.