Paper Title:
Pendulum Test and Parameters for Quantitative Evaluation of Spasticity
  Abstract

In this study, we assessed spasticity objectively and quantitatively using the pendulum foot drop test. Twenty-eight patients with spasticity and ten healthy subjects participated in the study. A newly designed table for the motion analysis system using infrared cameras and a foot release mechanism were used. Electromyograph (EMG) was recorded from eight muscles of the lower limb during a foot drop maneuver. The study investigators suggest ‘modified relaxation index’ as a good representative parameter for describing spasticity. This parameter is based on quantitative measurement rather than investigator discretion, as in the modified Ashworth scale (MAS).

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Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 326-328)
Edited by
Soon-Bok Lee and Yun-Jae Kim
Pages
859-862
DOI
10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.326-328.859
Citation
H. K. Lim, K. H. Cho, B. O. Kim, Y. S. Lee, "Pendulum Test and Parameters for Quantitative Evaluation of Spasticity", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 326-328, pp. 859-862, 2006
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December 2006
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