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unknown user
08-23-2000, 03:16 AM
Hello Biomech-L,

I am searching for a goniometer to measure knee flexion angles during
typical daily activities, that can be interfaced with a pc-based data
acquisition system. After searching the biomech-l archives and the web,
I've found two choices:
1) Biometrics, formerly Penny and Giles, (http://www.biometricsltd.com/), a
strain gage device, and has a starting cost of about $1600.
2) Measurand (http://www.measurand.com/), a fiber optic device, which
starts at about $550.
There is a good summary of advice in the archives regarding the Penny and
Giles goniometer
(http://isb.ri.ccf.org/biomch-l/archives/biomch-l-1995-01/00105.html), but
no experiences that I could find with the Measurand device. Does anyone
have any experience with this type of device? How do the two devices
compare in terms of fragility and accuracy? Replies will gladly be
summarized and posted.


Lisa Benson

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