QUANTIFICATION OF HAND TREMOR IN THE CLINICAL NEUROLOGICAL EXAMINATION.

James W. Albers, Alfred R. Potvin, Richard F Stribley, Richard W. Pew, Richard F. Stribley

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A compensatory tracking using a visual display and augmented auditory feedback and requiring subjects to maintain a 500-gm force on a control stick has been modified for clinical use. Integrated absolute values of the subjects' force error/second (tremor scores) have been used as a measure of steadiness, and power spectra of the force error have been used to establish the predominant tremor frequencies. It is emphasized that such tests are not designed as diagnostic tools in themselves. Instead, the use of such instrumentation is to provide objective reliable measures of tremor, useful as one component of a quantitative neurological examination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-37
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering
VolumeBME-20
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1973
Externally publishedYes

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Albers, J. W., Potvin, A. R., Stribley, R. F., Pew, R. W., & Stribley, R. F. (1973). QUANTIFICATION OF HAND TREMOR IN THE CLINICAL NEUROLOGICAL EXAMINATION. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, BME-20(1), 27-37.

QUANTIFICATION OF HAND TREMOR IN THE CLINICAL NEUROLOGICAL EXAMINATION. / Albers, James W.; Potvin, Alfred R.; Stribley, Richard F; Pew, Richard W.; Stribley, Richard F.

In: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, Vol. BME-20, No. 1, 01.1973, p. 27-37.

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Albers, JW, Potvin, AR, Stribley, RF, Pew, RW & Stribley, RF 1973, 'QUANTIFICATION OF HAND TREMOR IN THE CLINICAL NEUROLOGICAL EXAMINATION.', IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. BME-20, no. 1, pp. 27-37.
Albers JW, Potvin AR, Stribley RF, Pew RW, Stribley RF. QUANTIFICATION OF HAND TREMOR IN THE CLINICAL NEUROLOGICAL EXAMINATION. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. 1973 Jan;BME-20(1):27-37.
Albers, James W. ; Potvin, Alfred R. ; Stribley, Richard F ; Pew, Richard W. ; Stribley, Richard F. / QUANTIFICATION OF HAND TREMOR IN THE CLINICAL NEUROLOGICAL EXAMINATION. In: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. 1973 ; Vol. BME-20, No. 1. pp. 27-37.
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