Published: 20 November 2013

Effect of Different Muscle Temperature of Human Kinematic Characteristic

I. Kliziene1
S. Sipaviciene2
G. Cizauskas3
V. Linonis4
1, 4Department of Physical Education, Kaunas University of Technology, Studentu Street 48, Kaunas, Lithuania
2Department of Applied Biology and Rehabilitation, Lithuanian Sports University, Sporto Street 6, Kaunas, Lithuania
3Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kaunas University of Technology, A. Mickeviciaus Street 37-118, Kaunas, Lithuania
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I. Kliziene
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Abstract

The aim of the study is to analyze the effect of different muscle temperature on human kinematic characteristics. Kinematic analysis attempts to explain how the experimental equipment “Biodex Medical System PRO 3” computes kinematic parameters. Subjects were tested using “Biodex Medical System PRO 3”, human muscle testing and rehabilitation equipment. Calf extensor and flexor muscle performance testing. Muscle heating methods, the water temperature of 44 ± 1°C. Muscle cooling methods, the water temperature was 15 ± 1°C. Ten adult males were involved in this experiment. The kinematic analysis is performed by solving a set of equations that result from the kinematic and driver constraints. Gravity correction is admittedly less of a problem in extremity testing since for deriving the percentage deficiency, the contralateral (uninvolved) segment serves as the basis for comparison. Unless indicated otherwise, the weight of symmetrical segments is considered equal. On the other hand, where no collateral segment exists, such as the case with the trunk, the poor accuracy of the commonly employed procedures for correcting this effect or abstaining from using it, has significant ramifications in terms of the correct clinical interpretation.

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01 November 2013
Published
20 November 2013