A new application note for the Vibromyography transducer (TSD250) addresses how VMG can be used to assess quadriceps rehabilitation progress in a young adult male following ACL reconstruction.
Vibromyography (VMG) has distinct benefits over dynamometry in that VMG recordings reproducibly reflect absolute muscle effort up to 100% of maximum voluntary contraction. Correspondingly, VMG can be used to simultaneously evaluate individual muscles (e.g. antagonistic muscle pairs) either over time or to identify left/right differences.
VMG provides a convenient means for assessing rehabilitation progress following sports injuries such as ACL tears due to its ability to be utilized under conditions which reflect the multi-segment, closed-chain activities associated with functional activities.
That VMG provides both an absolute and reproducible assessment of muscle effort permits both right/left comparisons within an individual, as well as the opportunity to track rehabilitation progress over time where left/right comparisons are inappropriate or not possible.
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Many studies use hand dynamometry to objectively quantify exerted effort during experiments most commonly related to the study of motivation.
We’ll focus on this topic and go over everything you need to know to record dynamometry data in the MRI or in the lab. Topics include
– Calibrating for maximum voluntary contraction (MVC)
– Real-time access to the dynamometer signal by third-party applications
– How researchers have used this equipment
– Creating a visual task that gives feedback on exerted effort as well as rewards to the participant
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