Stretch reflex responses in passive muscle can be utilized to assess spasticity in chronic stroke survivors. In this study, we present a different method of eliciting the reflex response by imposing tendon indentation using a linear motor. Specifically, we test a "Ramp-and-hold" protocol, utilizing a linear motor controlled by a position-controlled feedback loop (Linmot, Inc), to indent the biceps brachii distal tendon at different velocities. The protocol was tested on the affected arm of three stroke subjects. We also utilized a tendon indentation combined with tendon-tapping method to quantify the reflex threshold. Our results indicate that the reflex response was elicited at velocities equal to or above 50 mm/s in 2/3 subjects. No reflex response was detected in one subject. All subjects showed a distinct reflex threshold using the indentation/tapping method. Furthermore, the presence of a reflex response during tendon-tapping was not necessarily accompanied by the elicitation of a reflex response during the ramp-and-hold. However, our data suggests that the indentation threshold during tapping is correlated to the presence of a reflex response at the velocities tested during the ramp-and-hold. Though more time consuming, tendon indentation using ramp-and-hold could provide greater resolution of the reflex response to quantify spasticity than the current clinically employed ballistic tapping method using a reflex hammer.