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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

Dorothy Cowie



Visual Development Unit

Department of Experimental Psychology

University of Oxford

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