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in·cli·nom·e·ter

(in'kli-nom'ĕ-tĕr),
Obsolete instrument for determining the direction of the ocular axes in astigmatism.
[L. in- clino, to incline, + G. metron, measure]

inclinometer

(in?kli-nom'et-er) [ incline + -meter]
1. A device for measuring ocular diameter from vertical and horizontal lines.
2. A device for measuring angles among different body parts, e.g., specific bones or joints. It can be used to determine the relative motion of these structures during active or passive bending. Synonym: bubble goniometer
See: Introduction to Goniometry
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Since the new device is a modified version of an existing inclinometer with an extended arm, we aimed to assess the intra-examiner reliability of the device.
During testing, two types of COFT were used to measure displacement of sliding surface; an inclinometer monitoring internal movement of the slope mass was compared to COFTs.
"In this process two inclinometers were involved: one of them was set on the spine of the scapula and the other one placed on the posterior face of the humerus, touching the olecranon.
Concretely, the acceleration data of 3 axes of accelerometer are given behind the abbreviation "ACC", following with a temperature measured by an embedded thermometer; the number behind "BATT" shows the current voltage from the external power supply; "INC" leads a spontaneous data set from the two orthogonal inclinometers. To ensure the digital accuracy after transmission, the units of the data from the accelerometer, the battery and the inclinometer are chosen as mm/[s.sup.2],mV and [micro]m/[s.sup.2] .
As access to radiological assessment is sometimes limited, it would be of value to compare the flexicurve angle to another commonly used clinical tool like the inclinometer. Similar to the flexicurve index, very high intrarater reliability has been reported for the manual inclinometer in nonathletic subjects [28,29].
All raters used this mark to align the inclinometer at the tibial midpoint during measurement.
"One of the deciding factors in our selection of Sherborne Sensors' T233 was that by having two inclinometers housed in a single casing, we were able to locate both the inclinometer and the optical sensor within a single target device and avoid having a separate casing for each," continues Lowe.
As well as a selection of permanently installed inclinometers, the team also uses a portable probe to check the integrity of other boreholes on the site.
Thoracic, lumbar and pelvic angles were recorded to the nearest degree with a Uni-level inclinometer (ISOMED, Inc., Portland, OR) when the subjects reached forward maximally.
Contributors in process automation, industrial project management, and measurement describe the latest materials and technologies related to pressure, optical, and flow sensors, intelligent sensors and sensor networks, accelerometers and inclinometers, chemical sensors and biosensors, level-position-distance sensors, temperature sensors, solid state gyroscopes and navigation, magnetic sensors, and new technologies and materials.
Two inclinometers (instruments used to gauge the angle of an object with respect to vertical) were installed about 2 feet from opposite edges of the test fill area, on either side of the rail centerline.
Other sensors offered include dimensional gauging probes, rotary position sensors, velocity sensors, accelerometers, inclinometers, load cells and supporting electronics.