Characterisation / References:
examination of the electrical excitability of mimic muscles is a non
temperature-based method within a compound method
for estimation of the time since death in the early postmortem period.
Henssge C, Madea B, Gallenkemper E. Death
time estimation in case work - II. Interation of different methods.
Forensic Sci Int 1988; 39: 77-87.
Estimation of the time since death in the early post-mortem period; ed. B. Knight;
2nd Edition (2002) Arnold London; and ed. B. Madea;
3rd Edition (2015) Arnold London.
The efficiency of applying the method in casework is clearly demonstrated in a field study.
Henssge C et al. Experiences with a
compound method for estimating the time since death. II. Integration of
Int J. Legal Med 2000: 113: 320-31.
"RZG 1" Generator for use in Forensic Pathology:
button for releasing the electrical impulses
- device switch on / off (backside)
- one jack for batteries recharging (backside)
- The special output to needle electrodes is constant-current rectangular impulses of 30 mA, 10 ms duration at a repetition rate of 50 per second.
price: EUR 479,60 (approximately 575,- US Dollar)
scope of delivery: generator RZG 1 (accumulator includet), needle electrodes and connecting-cable, battery charger
delivery period: approximately 2-3 weeks
size: 3,15 x 1,73 x 6,3 inch (80 x 44 x 160 mm)
A particular computer program assists the
use of the compound method at the scene including the temperature-based
nomogram method and
non-temperature-based methods/criteria (Development of rigor - Lividity - Mechanical excitability of skeletal muscle
- Electrical excitability of mimic muscles - Chemical excitability of the iris)
Source of supply:
j.p. - electronic
Magdeburg, 2019 January 01.