Research Using Biometrics Ltd Sensors and Instrumentation in Japan
Keywords: 2019, EMG, Dynamometer, Hand Grip, Pinchmeter, Pinch Strength, Prosthetic, Japan, robotics, UE
Shunta Togo, Yuta Murai, Yinlai Jiang & Hiroshi Yokoi
Biometrics Ltd Dynamometer and Pinchmeter were used to test prototype EMG electrodes developed to control a prostetic hand
Keywords: 2019, Japan, LE, Goniometer, Gait, video motion capture
Keywords: 2018, Goniometer, Gait, Robot, Japan
Tamon MIYAKE, Yo KOBAYASHI, Masakatsu G FUJIE, Shigeki SUGANO
This study used Biometrics Ltd SG150 and SG110 electrogoniometers to measure hip, knee, and ankle while wearing a gait assistance robot.
Keywords: 2018, Goniometer, Knee, Japan
T I Khan, M Kusumoto, Y Nakamura, S Ide and T Yoshimura
Angular measurements of the knee were determined using a Biometrics Ltd SG150 electrogoniometer in the study to develop a simple biomarker for clarifying the initiation of knee disorder responsible for OA (osteoarthritis).
Keywords: 2018, Goniometer, EMG, Japan
This study compared a control group of atheletes to a group with unilateral ankle dorsiflexion restrictions. Biometrics Ltd SG150 electrogoniometers and EMG sensors were used to take the measurements.
Keywords: 2017, Japan, Lower Extremity, Foot, Ankle, Gait
Daisuke MORIOKA, Ichiro KITAYAMA, Tsutomu NISHIGAKI, Masato KITANO, Takashi YAMANAKA, Yosuke IKEHARA, Hideyo KOYAMA, Takashi MORIMOTO, Hideki SONOBE, Noriyuki MIYAZAK
A Biometrics Ltd electrogoniometers was used as part of a mechanical measurement system for gait analysis.
Keywords: 2017, Japan, EMG, Neck, Swallowing
Hiroshi Goda, Tatsuo Hatta, Kishigami Hirotoshi, Tamotsu Ikeda, Satomi Yamada, Yoshihiko Shibukawa
Biometrics Ltd EMG sensors were used to record the suprahyoid muscle group, which is used to elevate the pharynx during swallowing.
Keywords: 2017, EMG, Upper Extremity, Japan
Yuya Matsumoto , Masatoshi Seki, Yasutaka Nakashima, Takeshi Ando, Yo Kobayashi, Hiroshi Iijima, Masanori Nagaoka, Masakatsu G. Fujie; Robomech (Robotics and Mechatronics)Journal (2017) 4:15
Biometrics Ltd DataLOG portable EMG Data Acquisition Ssytem was used to collect muscle activity during an elbow flexion movement.
Keywords: Lower Extremity, EMG, Gait Analysis, Japan, 2017
Nishida K, Hagio S, Kibushi B, Moritani T, Kouzaki M. 2017
Bilateral measurement of 12 muscles were taken using 24 Biometrics Ltd SX230 EMG sensors to compare the difference in muscle activity between FFS (fore-foot strike) and RFS (rear-foot strike) runners.
Keywords: 2016, FES, EMG, Wrist movement, Japan
Kai Gui, Hiroshi Yokoi, Dingguo Zhang. Eur J Transl Myol 2016; 26 (3):235-238
Biometrics Ltd EMG and Electrogoniometer was used to measure the physiological signals and movement of the wrist during FES,
Keywords: 2015, Knee extension, Neurorehabilitation, FES, Electrogoniometer, Japan
Misato Ohdaira, Tomoko Kamisawa, Soichiro Morishita, Yinlai Jiang, Masao Sugi, Osamu Yamamura, Hiroshi Yokoi. i-CREATe 2015: Proceedings of the international Convention on Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology
This study investigated the brain response during rehabilitation with FES. Knee extension, a simple and common action, was measured using a Biometrics Ltd Electrogoniometer.
Keywords: SG150 Goniometer Biomechanics Sport EMG Japan 2015
Hitoshi Kondo, Fujiko Someya. The Journal of Physical Therapy Science 28: 319-325 2016
Biometrics Ltd Goniometers and EMG sensors connected to the K800 unit are used to measure the dynamic movements of subjects while they complete a planned activity session. Data is recorded before and after hip strength training to determine the effect of training in results. Goniometer and EMG data is combined with ForcePlate data to provide a complete data set for all subjects during each phase of movement.
Keywords: Japan, EMG, K800, Biomechanics, Lower Extremity, 2015
Md. T. l. Khan, T. Kurita. Biomedical Science and Engineering, 2015, Vo. 3, No. 1, 9-14
This study aims to determine if there is a significant difference in muscle activity between younger and older subjects and therefore if age is a contributing factor to knee joint functionality. Biometrics EMG sensors are used to record muscle activity of subjects and this data is presented, compared and discussed.
Keywords: Japan, Goniometers, Biomechanics, Sport, Health & Exercise Science, 2015
A. Saito, H. Akima. PLoS ONE October 21, 2015
Biometrics Ltd Goniometers are fundamental in this study to ensure that a determined angle was reached and maintained throughout data collection. Data from other measured parameters is collected, compared and discussed; the Goniometers were used to control the knee joint angle to ensure a reliable and repeatable evaluation.
Keywords: Goniometers SG150 Rehabilitation Clinical Applications Walking Japan 2015
Hiroaki Yano, Naoki Tanaka, Kiyotaka Kamibayashi, Hideyuki Saitou, Hiroo Iwata. The Scientific World Journal Volume 2015, Article iD: 849831.
Biometrics Ltd Goniometers are used to support this investigation into commercially releasing a new gait rehabilitation device developed for Stroke patients. Subjects are instructed to walk using the gait rehabilitation device and a 'real' sloped surface, Ankle Goniometer data is recorded to confirm that the new device allows for healthy motion.
Keywords: Goniometers SG150 Stability Pain Posture Biomechanics Clinical Applications Japan 2014
Risa Iwasaki, Ginga Yokoyama, Satoshi Kawabata, Tomotaka Suzuki. Journal of Physical Therapy Science. 2014 Jan; 26(1): 57-61
This study aims to analyse the physical characteristics of subjects carrying out a lifting activity in order to contribute to information regarding the mechanism and development of low back pain. Two Biometrics Ltd Goniometers were applied at specific points along the backbone of each subject for the duration of the experiment. The effects of lifting with and without load are discussed and verified using Goniometer and muscle activity data.
Keywords: Goniometers SG150 Pain Knee Lower Limb ROM Rehabilitation Clinical Applications Japan 2014
Yoshiyuki Hirakawa, Michiya Hara, Akira Fujiwara, Hirofumi Hanada, Shu Morioka. Pain Research and Management. 2014 Sep-Oct; 19(5): 251-256
The subject population was evaluated at determined time intervals post TKA surgery. Biometrics Ltd Goniometers were used to measure hip ROM during active movement. Goniometer data is presented alongside other measured parameters to determine how significantly neglect-like symptoms contributed to pain.
Keywords: Goniometers Lower Limb Clinical Applications Neurology Japan 2014
Giuseppe Lisi, Tomoyuki Noda, Jun Morimoto. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience 2014; 8: 85
Finger angle was measured using a Biometrics Ltd Goniometer throughout the duration of this finger-tapping study. Subjects were instructed to tap their finger (right hand side or left hand side) while a lower limb assistive robot perturbed the leg. Observations from the initial comparison are discussed to determine the effect on finger tapping when the leg is perturbed.
Keywords: EMG Sports Science Neurology Japan 2014
Matsuura R, Arimitsu T, Yunoki T, Kimura T, Yamanaka R, Yano T. Biology of Sport, Volume 32, No.1 2015
Biometrics Ltd EMG sensors were placed over the Vastus Lateralis muscle of each subject performing cycling sprints, raw EMG data is converted into RMS data for inclusion in a statistical analysis along with other measured parameters. Cycling sprints were performed under temperature controlled environments in order to identify the relationship between environmental temperature and neuromuscular efficiency.
Keywords: Goniometers SG65 EMG Ergonomics Upper Limb Biomechanics Japan 2014
Nobuyoshi Hashimoto. Bulletin. Hiroshima Institute of Technology. Research Vol.49 (2015) 83-87
This study aims to determine the requirements of a welding simulator in order to reduce the risks involved with training inexperienced individuals. Subjects, including welding professionals and beginners, are instructed to perform several welding-based tasks while a Biometrics Ltd Goniometer, attached to the wrist, and Biometrics Ltd EMG sensors recorded valuable movement data. The data collected is presented along with the outcome of the welding tasks to confirm the significant differences between the two subject groups.
Keywords: Gonio Knee Sports EMG Biomechanics Ankle Lower Extremity Physiotherapy Japan 2007
S Kasahara, J Ebata, M Takahashi; Journal of Physical Therapy Science 2007; 19:251-256
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the repeated one-leg heel-rise test method of ankle plantar flexion in MMT with kinematic measuring devices and EMG. Biometrics Ltd electrogoniometers were used to monitor ankle and knee movements during the test.
Keywords: EMG SX230 Lower Extremity Sports Japan 2007
R Matsuura, H Ogata, T Yunoki, T Arimitsu, T Kimura, T Yano; Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2007, 26:51-57
Biometrics Ltd SX230 EMG sensors were used to collect lower extremity muscle activity during each of ten cycling sprints.
Keywords: EMG SX230 Lower Extremity Work Ergonomics Japan 2006
Y Toshihiko, T Kumiko, I Hidemi, K Mikiko, F Kimie, T Katsuyuki, M Katsumi; Journal of Human Nursing Studies 2006, vol 3, pg 11-21
Biometrics Ltd SX230 EMG sensors were used to measure to muscle function.
Keywords: EMG SX230 Lower Extremity Sports Japan 2006
R Matsuura, H Ogata, T Yunoki, T Arimitsu, T Yano; Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2006, 25:267-273
Biometrics Ltd SX230 EMG sensors were used to collect lower extremity muscle activity in repeated cycling sprints.
Keywords: Gonio SG150 SG110A Knee Ankle Lower Extremity Clinical Applications Biomechanics Sports Japan 2005
T Wakahara, J Ushiyama, H Kanehisa, Y Kawakami, T Fukunaga; International Journal of Sport and Health Science 2005, vol 3, 75-82
Biometrics Ltd electrogoniometers were used to measure the angles of ankle (SG110A) and knee (SG150) joints in this study of lower extremity biomechanics.
Keywords: Gonio Ankle Hip Lower Extremity Gait Neurophysiology Spinal Cord Injury Japan 2005
N Kawashima, D Nozaki, MO Abe, M Akai, K Nakazawa; Journal of Neurophysiology 2005, 93:777-785
Biometrics Ltd electrogoniometers were used in this study using a passive locomotion device in spinal cord injury patients.
Keywords: Gonio Wrist UE Reliability Clinical Applications Circumduction Biomechanics Japan 1991
H Ojima, S Miyake, M Kumashiro, H Togami, S Meng, K Suzuki; Clinical Biomechanics 1991; 6: no 4; 221-229
This paper shows the reliability and validity of Biometrics Ltd biaxial electrogoniometric analysis in the quantification of wrist circumduction. The reliability tests demonstrated sufficient accuracy of the device. Also, validity of the measurement was recognized because the tests simulating wrist circumduction and cineradiography revealed that it could accurately detect the angle between the long axis of the forearm and the third metacarpal bone.