PMID: 2657218May 1, 1989

Transducers, sensors, and instrumentation in clinical biomechanics

Journal of Biomedical Engineering
P A Payne

Abstract

Successful measurements in any field are dependent on the availability of appropriate transducer materials and the associated instrumentation. In recent years there has been a most welcome advance in both these areas. If we consider first the transducer developments that have recently taken place, these have much to do with the discovery and application of new materials such as electroactive polymers, fibre optic devices and many others. Instrumentation has largely benefitted from the microelectronics revolution. Our ability to process and ultimately display data has improved to a remarkable extent. Indeed, the designer of instrumentation is under enormous pressure to convert the data into the digital domain as early as possible simply because the resulting instrument will usually be easier to design and construct, more accurate, more reliable, smaller and possibly more important still, cheaper. This paper reviews some of these developments, gives a number of examples of applications in the clinical biomechanics area and makes some predictions for future developments.

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Feb 22, 2012·Sensors·Alphus D Wilson, Manuela Baietto
Jan 28, 2014·Journal of Laboratory Automation·Andrew O Fung, Natalia Mykhaylova

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