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Method to Measure Tone of Axial and Proximal Muscle
 

Method to Measure Tone of Axial and Proximal Muscle

Article doi: 10.3791/3677
December 14th, 2011 Usage Statistics

Summary December 14th, 2011

We have developed a device (Twister) to study the regulation of tonic muscle activity during active postural maintenance. Twister measures torsional resistance and muscular responses in standing subjects during twisting of the body axis. The device can be flexibly configured to study various aspects of tonic control across the neck, trunk, and/or hips.

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