goniometer


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to goniometer: finger goniometer

goniometer

 [go″ne-om´ĕ-ter]
an instrument for measuring angles; the instrument used in goniometry.
Two examples of universal goniometers commonly used by the clinician. From Kottke and Lehmann, 1990.
finger goniometer one for measuring the limits of flexion and extension of the joints between the phalanges of the fingers.

go·ni·om·e·ter

(gō'nē-om'ĕ-tĕr),
1. An instrument for measuring angles.
2. An applicance for the assessment of labyrinthine disease. It consists of an adjustable surface on which the patient reclines. As the surface is gradually tilted, the angle at which the patient experiences loss of balance is noted.
3. A calibrated device designed to measure the arc or range of motion of a joint. Synonym(s): arthrometer, fleximeter, pronometer
4. Device used to measure the amount of head turn in strabismus or nystagmus.
[G. gōnia, angle, + metron, measure]

goniometer

/go·ni·om·e·ter/ (go″ne-om´ĕ-ter)
1. an instrument for measuring angles.
2. a plank that can be tilted at one end to any height, used in testing for labyrinthine disease.

finger goniometer  one for measuring the limits of flexion and extension of the interphalangeal joints of the fingers.

goniometer

[gon′ē·om′ətər]
an instrument used to measure angles, particularly range-of-motion angles of a joint.
enlarge picture
Goniometer

go·ni·om·e·ter

(gō'nē-om'ĕ-tĕr)
1. An instrument for measuring joint angles.
2. An appliance used in the static test of labyrinthine disease. It consists of a plank, one end of which may be raised to any desired height; as one end of the plank is gradually raised, the point at which a patient reclining on the plank loses balance is noted.
3. A calibrated device used to measure the arc or range of motion of a joint.
Synonym(s): arthrometer, flexometer.
[G. gōnia, angle, + metron, measure]

goniometer

(go?ne-om'et-er) [Gr. gonia, angle + -meter]
Enlarge picture
GONIOMETER: These goniometers are measuring a patient's elbow at extension and flexion
Enlarge picture
GONIOMETER: These goniometers are measuring a patient's elbow at extension and flexion
An instrument to measure joint movements and angles. Various sizes and types of goniometers are available, including finger goniometers, bubble goniometers, gravity goniometers, and recording electrogoniometers. Synonym: arthrometer See: illustration

bubble goniometer

Inclinometer (2).

goniometer

a protractor-like device, commonly with a 180° range, used to measure a joint's position when stationary, at any point over its whole range of movement. Used in practice to assess flexibility, perhaps as part of a musculoskeletal screen.

goniometer

calibrated device to measure range of joint motion

goniometer

an instrument for measuring angles; the instrument used in goniometry.
References in periodicals archive ?
Although the goniometer measures precisely, it may have been calibrated incorrectly (measuring 13 degree higher than it should).
For example, a goniometer can be aligned at a 90[degrees] angle with the hip while the subject sits on the floor with the back against the wall.
finger goniometer (Sammons Preston; Bollingbrook, Illinois) as our objective measurement device for the individual joint angles.
Another limitation is that we used a goniometer to determine knee flexion angles, as did previous authors (Defrate et al.
We placed the electronic goniometer in the middle of the posterior hand to measure the wrist angle during wrist extension.
This will incorporate the Milan 2T warhead, plus an improved guidance system using an IR CCD camera goniometer derived from that of the Eryx, to enhance performance in fog, smoke and countermeasures conditions.
Limited tender are invited for supply of Materials for Physics Laboratory-Searle s Goniometer Apparatus Kit ,UJT Characteristic Kit ,BJTCharacteristic Kit,FETCharacteristic Kit,e/m by Thomson Method Kit,Ballistic Galvanometer Kit ,Y-by Koening method Ki,Thermal expansion coefficient Kit,Thermocouple Kit,High Resistance by Leakage Kit ,Logic Gate Experiment (using discrete components) Kit ,Spectrometer ,Weighing Machine,Digital Multi-meter ,Digital Stop Clock ,Analog Stop Clock ,Fixed volume Glass Pipette(25 ml , 27 ) ,Sucker Bulb ,Test Tube Holder ,PN- Junction Diode (On board) ,Mercury Lamp Box (fitted with chowk)
The examiner measured and recorded the angle using a universal goniometer.
Featured equipment includes two custom designed FR loops, ICP and gradient elution ion chromatography analyzers, FTIR, DCA Goniometer, Parr pressure reactors, UV-VIS scanning spectrophotometers, various digital viscometers, and advanced proprietary geochemical modeling software.
The upper limb movements were detected using a goniometer and each class of movements has been associated with a correspondent segment of the myoelectric signal.
The samples were placed on a fixed goniometer with their MD direction placed parallel to the X-ray beam, registering the diffracted intensity in the range of 5 < 20 < 35 degrees.
Agarwal S, Allison GT and Singer KP (2005): Reliability of the spin-T cervical goniometer in measuring cervical range of motion in an asymptomatic Indian population.