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Paulien Roos
06-04-2006, 07:58 PM
Can anyone help me with the following?
I'm looking for torque data sets for the ankle, knee and hip joints for
"physically active" women aged 20-35 and women aged 65-75 for use in a
computer simulation model.
I want to construct torque-angle-angular velocity surfaces based on
carrying out optimisations to fit a surface to selected data points
obtained from isokinetic dynamometer measurements. I am trying to access
the isokinetic data from previous studies.
I need maximum flexion and extension torques for different angular
velocities (isometric, concentric and eccentric) and joint angles. I have
been able to find some of the information I require (please see articles
below) but not sufficient to give full data sets for anything other than
ankle plantarflexion.

If anyone has such data for these subject groups or knows of other research
articles which may help me then I would appreciate any assistance in this

Articles used so far:
Gajdosik, R. L., D. W. Vander Linden, et al. (1999). "Concentric isokinetic
torque characteristics of the calf muscles of active women aged 20 to 84
years." Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy 29(3): 181-190.

Capranica, L., M. Battenti, et al. (1998). "Reliability of isokinetic knee
extension and flexion strength testing in elderly women." Journal of Sports
Medicine and Physical Fitness 38(2): 169-176.

Bellew, J. W. and J. W. Yates (2000). "Concentric versus eccentric strength
of the quadriceps femoris in elderly and young women." Journal of Strength
and Conditioning Research 14(4): 419-425.

Dean, J. C., A. D. Kuo, et al. (2004). "Age-related changes in maximal hip
strength and movement speed." Journals of Gerontology Series a-Biological
Sciences and Medical Sciences 59(3): 286-292.

Thank you very much for your help,

Paulien Roos

Biomechanics research group
Sport and Exercise Science
School for Health
University of Bath