View Full Version : Re: Lower body models

06-21-2005, 09:47 PM
Hi Chris,

When I was in Oxford (University of Oxford/ Oxford
Gait Laboratory, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre) I worked
with Tung-Wu Lu's Oxford model which utilises a
greater trochanter marker. (Tung-Wu is now at the the
National Taiwan University.)

I'm not sure how a trochanter marker can replace ASIS
markers as the femurs are not rigid to the pelvis, so
surely they would give you location but not
orientation. Secondly we found the trochanter marker
very difficult to implement in practise. Marker
placement, skin movement and the requirement for
skin-tight or extremely skimpy clothing all cause

I'm not sure if the Oxford model currently exists in a
body-builder format or not, but I suspect it does.

Best of luck,

Dr Sian E M (Jenkins) Lawson
Biomécanique et Pathologie Locomotrice de Cheval
Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire d'Alfort
94704 Maisons-Alfort cedex FRANCE
Tel : +33 1 43 96 72 49
Fax : +33 1 43 96 31 62

>From 1st August:

Lecturer in Bioengineering
School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering,
University of Newcastle upon Tyne,
NE1 7RU, U.K.