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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]

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]
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GONIOMETER: These goniometers are measuring a patient's elbow at extension and flexion
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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).
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Caption: Figure 1 A, The rotational goniometer device (RGM).
The study goals were to: (1) compare measurements obtained using a universal plastic goniometer and an electrogoniometer with those obtained by radiographic assessment, (2) determine the repeatability of the measurements, (3) present descriptive statistics for joint measurements obtained during this study to serve as a species reference, and (4) compare measurements obtained from anesthetized animals to those obtained from frozen-thawed carcasses to determine whether they could serve as a potential model for future goniometry studies in avian species.
To calculate these values, the mean of all three goniometer measurements (for maximum flexion, extension, pro-, and supination separately) was compared to the mean of all three measurements by photo, movie, or app.
sitting with a straight leg on the table as part of the goniometer measurements, as will be described.
Hansson, "Improving goniometer accuracy by compensating for individual transducer characteristics," Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, vol.
Goniometer alignment is therefore a critical step in obtaining accurate RS measurement results.
These goniometers are lower cost, require less space and can produce the same level of accuracy as a true Type C goniometer, especially when an auxiliary photometer is used to correct for variations in output at different physical orientations of the lamp.
Mean [+ or -] SD and the significant for Goniometer flexion, Goniometer extension, Sorensen's Test and (RMDQ) between the pre-post measurements for experimental group.
The purpose of this study was to compare two methods of universal goniometer (UG) and smartphone inclinometer application reliability, commonly used to determine elbow joint maximum ROM.
Unfortunately, clinical measurements of the cervical ROM by UG are often inconsistent and are claimed to be less precise compared to the measurements of other body's joints mobility.7,16 These in-consistencies and lack of accuracy may be due to inter-tester differences in measurement technique, including differences in patient and goniometric positioning.4,7,17 This may also be due to improper alignment of the goniometer, lack of anatomical landmarks, variability of the neutral head position and soft tissues thickness in the cervical region.17,18
The angles AD and AI were measured with goniometer. The AD was measured with goniometer with the reference points as shown in Figure 1.