The University of Texas at Austin
James McAfee is a second year student at the University of Texas pursuing a degree in Exercise Science.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Background: The manual muscle test (MMT) is used by numerous healthcare practitioners including nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and physicians to assess muscle strength on physical exam and is graded on scale of 0-5. However, the MMT lacks interrater reliability, sensitivity in grading antigravity muscle strengths, and ability to be conducted in a telehealth visit. Our team sought to design an accurate, cost-effective, and accessible device for assessing and recording muscle strength that can be used reliably without provider assistance. Methods: A limited literature…