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1. (WO2013159214) LIMB STRENGTH MEASUREMENT DEVICE

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/159214    International Application No.:    PCT/CA2013/050189
Publication Date: Fri Nov 01 00:59:59 CET 2013 International Filing Date: Thu Mar 14 00:59:59 CET 2013
IPC: A61B 5/22
A63B 71/06
Applicants: UNIVERSITY OF NEW BRUNSWICK
Inventors: LANDRY, John Stephen
SEXTON, Andrew Mark
HUGHES, Glen
MCGIBBON, Chris A.
Title: LIMB STRENGTH MEASUREMENT DEVICE
Abstract:
Wearable devices, and methods of use thereof, are provided for the measurement of isometric limb strength. In some embodiments, the device includes pivotally connected members and associated contact pads for contacting portions of a limb, where the members may be locked in position to perform isometric flexion or extension force measurements of the limb about a joint. A load cell or other force measurement sensor integrated with the device measures the force applied to one of the contact pads, either directly or indirectly. In some embodiments, the device can be reconfigured for the measurement of isometric strength for both flexion and extension.