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Title: Ankle-foot orthosis prescription assistive device
Authors: Kobayashi, T
Leung, KL 
Akazawa, Y
Maeda, S
Nakamura, T
Issue Date: 12-Jun-2012
Source: US Patent 8,197,425 B2. Washington, DC: US Patent and Trademark Office, 2012.
Abstract: A measurement device (10) for quantitatively measuring stiffness, torque or range of motion (ROM) around the joint axis of the ankle-foot complex of a lower limb in the sagittal and coronal planes, the device (10) comprising: a plate (13, 21) for placement of the ankle-foot complex, the plate (13, 21) operatively connected to an actuator (14, 16) for manual actuation; an angular measurement device (12, 17) to measure an angular position of the ankle-foot complex; a torquemeter (11) to measure resistance torque of the ankle-foot complex; an electromyograph (48) to monitor muscular activity of muscles of the lower limb; and computer software to record the measured angular position, resistance torque of the ankle-foot complex and EMG of the lower limb muscles.
Rights: Assignee: The Hong Kong Polytechnic Univeristy.
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