Estimating Joint Torques on a Biodex System 3 Dynamometer
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Previously proposed methods are then compared to the proposed method in isometric and isokinetic exertions. The comparison to a known moment concluded that the results for the isometric exertion are accurate for the proposed method. If the torque measurements from the dynamometer are independent of the velocity, as reported by the manufacturer, the validation of the proposed method for isometric testing holds true for isokinetic as well. The results from isokinetic testing show reasonable results for determining the resultant joint moments.
The proposed method can be simplified for clinical or experimental testing. If inertial and acceleration moments are not of concern, than using the propsed gravitational correction will account for the COM (Center of Mass). No additional measurements of the limb segement and dynamometer attachment are needed. The proposed method is recommended for Biodex System 3 isokinetic dynamometer correction in obtaining resultant joint moments at the knee, ankle, and hip.
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