Real-time acquisition and data analysis of skeletal muscle contraction in a multi-user environment

Richard L. Lieber*, Dean E. Smith, R. Clark Campbell, Alan R. Hargens

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Abstract

A data acquisition system is described which acquires data from contracting skeletal muscle. The system is designed to run in a multi-user environment while acquiring contractile data in real-time. Time dedicated solely to laboratory experiments is thus eliminated. A menu-driver is included to allow users to enter experimental commands with or without command arguments. Error monitoring functions prevent operator errors from causing data loss. Data storage in both ASCII and binary formats maximizes file flexibility, readability and accessibility. Finally, an on-line tutorial and help facility is provided for user training. The system developed is applicable to any experimental environment involving data acquisition, storage and analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)259-265
Number of pages7
JournalComputer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1986

Keywords

  • Data acquisition
  • Muscle contraction
  • On-line analysis
  • Time-sharing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Health Informatics

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