A Device and Algorithm for the Quantitative Measurement of Spasticity, Rigidity, and Muscle Strength

Dr. Hsiao-Wecksler from the University of IL has developed a method to evaluate muscle tone and joint movement through wearable hardware that quantifies muscle tone and joint movement, a classification algorithm to identify abnormalities, and a software application to store history and patient data. This technology provides an objective, quantitative measure of muscle tone (spasticity & rigidity) and strength that is portable and can be used for muscles of upper and lower limbs.
This technology also reduces variability in clinical measurements, especially for the purpose of training clinicians. It improves the accuracy of measurements, which are important to evaluate efficacy of treatments.