The present invention relates to a power tester for testing reaction time and muscular power. More specifically, the present invention relates to a portable power tester which can be used to determine muscular power. The ability to exert muscle power is important in the effective performance of many sport skills where the body has to change speed and/or direction quickly. Low leg extensor power has also been identified as a primary predictor of falls in the elderly. The PowerTool is useful in the assessment of power for healthy and injured athletes and can also be a useful screening tool to assess the fall risk due to low leg power in the elderly.The PowerTool is a relatively low cost device to measure power during a wide variety of open and closed chain movements.
Potential commercial uses and users:
Clinical, exercise, home or office setting. Hospitals, retirement homes, assisted living communities, senior centers, YMCAs, and exercise programs.
Other power testing equipment is expensive, has minimal or limited portability and may be limited to one movement. The PowerTool was developed to be a portable, relatively low cost device.
US 6,672,157 [MORE INFO
Pamela Macfarlane, Mary Visser, Clifford Mirman, Ragu Athinarayanan
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