30 June 1995 Achilles tendon reflex measuring system
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Proceedings Volume 2634, Optoelectronic and Electronic Sensors; (1995) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.213153
Event: Optoelectronic and Electronic Sensors, 1994, Warsaw-Zegrze, Poland
Abstract
The examination of Achilles tendon reflex is widely used as a simple, noninvasive clinical test in diagnosis and pharmacological therapy monitoring in such diseases as: hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, diabetic neuropathy, the lower limbs obstructive angiopathies and intermittent claudication. Presented Achilles tendon reflect measuring system is based on the piezoresistive sensor connected with the cylinder-piston system. To determinate the moment of Achilles tendon stimulation a detecting circuit was used. The outputs of the measuring system are connected to the PC-based data acquisition board. Experimental results showed that the measurement accuracy and repeatability is good enough for diagnostics and therapy monitoring purposes. A user friendly, easy-to-operate measurement system fulfills all the requirements related to recording, presentation and storing of the patients' reflexograms.
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Janina Szebeszczyk, Joanna Straszecka, "Achilles tendon reflex measuring system", Proc. SPIE 2634, Optoelectronic and Electronic Sensors, (30 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.213153; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.213153
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