A mechanical device for studying mechanical properties of human muscles in vivo.

@article{Tognella1997AMD,
  title={A mechanical device for studying mechanical properties of human muscles in vivo.},
  author={F Tognella and Alfredo Mainar and Clotilde Vanhoutte and Francis Goubel},
  journal={Journal of biomechanics},
  year={1997},
  volume={30 10},
  pages={1077-80}
}
A mechanical device, primarily devoted to biomechanical studies of human calf muscles during microgravity experiments is presented. It allows investigation of both contractile and visco-elastic properties of musculo-articular systems using, respectively, isokinetic movements, quick-release tests and sinusoidal perturbations. This device is a specifically designed ergometer associated to an experimental protocol designed for pre- and post-flight tests. The protocol was evaluated on 22 healthy… CONTINUE READING

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