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Achilles tendon reflex measuring system
Author(s): Janina Szebeszczyk; Joanna Straszecka
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Paper 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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 June 1995
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2634, Optoelectronic and Electronic Sensors, (30 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.213153
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Janina Szebeszczyk, Silesian Technical Univ. (Poland)
Joanna Straszecka, Silesian Medical Academy (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2634:
Optoelectronic and Electronic Sensors
Ryszard Jachowicz; Zdzislaw Jankiewicz, Editor(s)

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