The most compact, cost effective and easy to use robotic self-lifting Servo weight system to aid in the systematic and objective study of subtle muscle activities controlled beyond the conscious mind. It is an ideal tool to study the phenomena of "automatic muscle activity driven unconsciously", or so-called Muscle Testing, and for exploring deeper into the many unknowns of human body and consciousness.
Components: 1 Control box, 1 Servo weight, 1 Trigger wire, USB charger (5W).
1. Control box: with Trigger wire connector and Servo wire connector.
2. Servo weight: 0.475Kg balanced weight, 6cm Servo self-lifting range, soft wrist handle.
3. Manual Trigger:
- Manual push button for complete servo lift and return cycle.
- When plugged into TrueSense Controller (not supplied), provides precision tagging and alignment with biosignal (EEG, motion, etc.) acquisition system.
- (Compatible with future automated operation when TrueSense Controller is further connected to and controlled by host computer using futureAPP.)
4. One Person Muscle Testing:
- Enables single-user mode (with better privacy, control and consistency) Muscle Testing technique with consistent timing, force and objective results.
- Easy integration with TrueSense biosignal acquisition system.
Use Routine: (One Person Muscle Testing)
(intended only for user already familiar with traditional two-person Muscle Testing techniques, prerequisites and terms.)
4.0 Muscle Testing relies on the subconscious (or unconscious) control of rarely used muscle(s) to provide innate answers to valid (well defined and benevolent) questions. By practices and successfully training particular muscle group to respond to “resist” command, clear answers of Yes (muscle will be tightened firmly, the arm stays level and the weight is lifted up decisively) and No (muscle will remain loose, and the weight stays down by pulling the arm down) can be distinguished objectively. Any indecisive movement should be classified as Unsure. In abbreviation: Y, N, U.
4.1 sitting straight up on comfortable chair next to a desk or table, adjust chair height so the out-stretched arm and hand is level when Servo weight handle (worn over wrist) is tight and Servo weight is fully rested on desk/table surface;
4.2 fully stretching out left arm straight to left side, with handle properly worn over wrist;
4.3 holding the Trigger with right hand in front of heart (center of chest) position;
4.4 eyes closed, clearly reading out each valid question, ending with “resist” command, and press the Trigger button; without tightening or forcing any muscle consciously, waiting for the Servo cycle to complete and assess the answer acquired, then continue with next valid question. Note: extensive training is usually required to consistently and accurately distinguish between valid Yes, No, or Unsure (Y/N/U) answers.
To learn more about "automatic muscle activity driven unconsciously", or so-called Muscle Testing, or ideomotor response/reflex (IMR), the interested user is advised to review negative comments from below crowd-sourced websites first, before proceeding further in search of other references, and make your own assessment:
“The ideomotor response (or "ideomotor reflex"), often abbreviated to IMR, is a concept in hypnosis and psychological research. It is derived from the terms "ideo" (idea, or mental representation) and "motor" (muscular action). The phrase is most commonly used in reference to the process whereby a thought or mental image brings about a seemingly "reflexive" or automatic muscular reaction, often of minuscule degree, and potentially outside of the awareness of the subject. The cognate term "ideo-dynamic response" (or "reflex") extends to the description of all bodily reactions caused in a similar manner by certain ideas, e.g., the salivation often caused by imagining sucking a lemon, which is a secretory response. Here, "ideo-dynamic" means "the power of an idea (over the body)". In the Victorian psychological terminology from which this concept derives, an "idea" may include any mental representation, e.g., a mental image or memory, etc. The ideo-dynamic response became the original neuro-psychological theory of suggestion in hypnotism. …
Body language may be considered the most commonly visible aspect of IMR, but may also include such unconscious activities as doodling or art - as the conscious thought is sublimated into a different type of activity in unconscious expression.”