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Lori Shutter
04-08-1998, 06:03 AM
Hello from a new subscriber

I am probably posting a very basic question, and one that has been
discussed previously, but I am new to this area of research and could use
some help. I work with brain-injured patients, and want to assess changes
in the EMG patterns of elbow extension (i.e., the relationships between
agonists & antagonists activity) for controlled gradual increases in
velocity up to each patient's maximum. My question is regarding measurement
of the movement velocity. Can I adequately derive velocity values from
displacement (goniometric measurement) & time data? Or should this value be
measured directly, and if so what is the best tool(s) for this purpose?

Thanks in advance for any advice, direction, or reference recommendations.
I will post a summary of the responses.

Lori Shutter, MD, PT
Moss Rehab Research Institute
1200 W. Tabor Rd
Philadelphia, PA 19141
(215) 456-9901,ext. 9910
fax (215) 456-9514