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Yvette Jones (vancouver/ca)
12-03-2003, 04:26 AM
Dear Biomch-L,
We are currently working on a project to examine spinal loading during a
patient repositioning task using a Bertec 4060 (400mm x 600mm or 15.75"
x 23.62"). After some preliminary observation it appears we may need a
slightly larger plate to incorporate some subjects with wider stance.
Has anyone been successful at increasing the surface area of their
forceplate without substantially affecting the output (short of
purchasing a larger forceplate - for which we don't have the budget).
For example, it would be desireable to attach a larger plate to the top
of the existing one, thereby adding at least 25 to 50mm (~1 to 2") to
the perimeter. Our primary concern is the effect on the output. Any
comments/suggestions would be welcomed and a summary of relies will be

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Yvette Jones, MSc
Research Associate & Coordinator
Dr. Tong Louie Living Lab
555 Seymour Street, Suite 785
Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3
Off. Tel: 604/291-5149
Lab Tel: 604/412-7647
Fax: 604/633-4874
Email: yjones@sfu.ca

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