The Basic APAS System

Online. The Basic APAS System

Published on Thursday, September 5, 1996 by Gideon Ariel

The Ariel CES DOS Operating System

The Ariel CES software displays functional information for rehabilitation and training which no other system can provide.

The Ariel CES uniquely controls, records, evaluates and modifies functional performance with programmed parameters that are user defined. The system can integrate and display numerous forms of information, such as range of motion, strength, velocity and endurance.

The CES can be equipped with a color printer for obtaining a hard copy of all graphs for total performance evaluation. Reports may be customized for third party reimbursement.

Exercise Parameter Screen displays exercise mode, velocity, resistance and repetition for each exercise parameter.

Bar Screen displays the average and maximum values of each repetition, force, velocity, work, fatigue, exercise time and protocol settings.

Average Force Curve combines all repetitions into an upstroke curve in the upper half of the screen and a downstroke curve in the lower half.

Repetition Display shows performance (upper curve) in conjunction with range of motion (lower curve).

Data Display Table presents statistical information on velocity, resistance, and work load.

Curve Expansion identifies details of a repetition not otherwise easily distinguishable.

Fatigue Curve indicates endurance parameters for total performance analysis.

Isometric Stops can be positioned at any point for any length of time.

Pyramid Curve displays performance as a function of controlled changes in speed or resistance.

The Ariel CES Hardware (single computer may operate one station.)

The Ariel CES is controlled by an enhanced Pentium (or equivalent) computer with the following features:

  • 32 MB RAM (Upgradable to 128 MB)
  • 5 GB Hard Disk
  • 3.5″ 1.44 MB Disk Drive
  • Zip/Jaz-Drive Back-up (optional)
  • High Resolution Color Display Monitor
  • Mouse
  • Multi-Channel Analog Board (optional)
  • Analog Module for EMG and/or Force Plate (optional)

Muscles in Action
Muscle and Joint movement-University of Michigan

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