A device for measuring relative angular displacement

R. P. McCabe, S. S. Kohles, S. V. Chelikani, R. Vanderby

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A simple, inexpensive, and accurate way to measure relative segmental rotations resulting from torsional loadings locally is described. To measure these rotations, we fabricated a planar spatial linkage (open-loop kinematic chain) requiring only one rotational displacement transducer. This paper describes this device, defines its kinematics, and examines its accuracy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)299-302
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Biomechanical Engineering
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Physiology (medical)

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    McCabe, R. P., Kohles, S. S., Chelikani, S. V., & Vanderby, R. (1998). A device for measuring relative angular displacement. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 120(2), 299-302. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.2798316