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Dorothy Cowie
10-03-2004, 11:58 PM
Dear all

I am beginning a PhD studying children's gait on stairs. We are building
a special set of adjustable-height stairs, and we would like to put
forceplates in a few of the stairs. Can anyone tell me:

(1) What make of forceplates would be best to use? Both in terms of
general reliability, and in terms of their being shallow/ thin enough
to implant in a wooden step.

(2) Which stairs should we put them in for maximum data?! We will want
joint moments and powers - we will also have kinematics with a 6-camera
SMART/ELITE system, but no EMGs.

Many thanks in advance for any advice you give. Hope to hear from you
soon!

Dorothy Cowie

dorothy.cowie@psy.ox.ac.uk

*****

Visual Development Unit

Department of Experimental Psychology

University of Oxford

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