Using E-LINK Goniometers
Keywords: grip dynamometer pinchmeter strength goniometer range of motion arthritis UE UK 2007
A Goodson, A McGregor, J Douglas, P Taylor; Manual Therapy 12 (2007) 144-152
This study explored the use of a commercially available system, the Biometrics E-LINK Evaluation System, for determining hand function in RA and OA patients, in terms of its reproducibility and practicability. Impairment of physiological hand function was assessed using the Biometrics E-Link instruments - dynamometer and pinchmeter for strength measurements, small and large electrogoniometers for finger and wrist ROM measurements. "To summarize, pinch, grip and ROM measurements are simple and quick to perform and the findings of this study support the routine clinical use of these measures ..."
Keywords: R500 Range of Motion Kit Large Goniometer Small Goniometer the Netherlands Upper Limb Exerciser 2007
Joris van Balen. 2007
The E-LINK range of motion kit is used to verify this theory. Study participants are instructed to complete a range of exercises to improve their range of motion following hand surgery, each subject is given a simple schematic depicting hand positions to copy. The E-LINK system is featured as the chosen method for measuring the geometry of the hand; these values may then be entered into the hand calibration model. Other parameters that the E-LINK system can measure (such as force applied from patient finger) may also be useful as an input to this model in the future.
Keywords: grip dynamometer pinchmeter strength goniometer range of motion evaluation & impairment software physiotherapy hand rehabilitation UE Romania 2009
S Butariu, L Galosi, E Butariu, G Mihalas, R Costan; Timisoara Medical Journal 2009,Vol 59, No 3
Pre and post treatment functional evaluation was conducted using Biometrics E-LINK computerized Evaluation System. Tests performed included: range of motion measured using E-LINK electrogoniometers, pinch & grip strength measured using E-LINK electronic dynamometer & pinchmeter, documentation of manually collected data in E-LINK Evaluation software. The results of this study to evaluate the application effects of pulsed magnetic fields in rehabilitation were assessed by calculating the difference of the global impairment score, expressed in percentages, as calculated by the E-LINK software.
Keywords: E-LINK goniometer range of motion orthopedic UE Switzerland 2010
J Sonderegger, S Schindele, M Rau, J G Gruenert; Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery 2010, 130:1263-1268
This study examined the results and complications of using a palmer plate system for treatment of unstable distal radius fractures. The range of motion of both the injured and contralateral wrist was measured using an Biometrics Ltd E-LINK goniometer.
Keywords: P200 Pinchmeter N300 Goniometer pain function hand therapy Orthopedics 2014
Miriam Marks, Laurent Audig?, Lisa Reissner, Daniel B Herren, Stephan Schindele, Thea PM Vilet Vileland
E-LINK is fundamental to this comparative study which aims to highlight the factors influencing patient satisfaction between two treatment groups as well as determining the overall patient satisfaction of two treatment options. Key Pinch measurements are recorded using the P200 Pinchmeter and MCP I extension measurements are recorded using the N300 Goniometer, this data is presented as a statistical analysis.