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    I posted the following question regarding impulse calculation:

    Can someone please provide a formula for calculating a pressure time
    integral, (impulse ). I am using a series of hydrocell pressure transducers
    and sampling at 100hz and would like to understand how total impulse values
    are calculated. I have the pressure values as related to time and the
    area,(cm2), of each sensor. I understand that the calculation is the average
    pressure multiplied by the time the force is applied but I can't find a
    reference to a formula. I am assuming that impulse values reported in the
    literature are total impulse values?

    I want to thank all those who answered. Here are the responses:



    Dr. Di Christian Peham


    Kathleen E. Costa, BME
    Kathleen also sent me a specific example of the calculation using the
    trapezoid rule and I will be happy to forward this upon request.


    Jacqueline Schmit

    Again Thanks so much for responses. There were others who asked for the
    responses as well so as usual biomch-l provides such a great resource!

    Steve Laslovich, PT, CPed

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