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Ekin Akalan
07-05-2007, 05:49 PM
Hi ;
I built a unique knee model and integrate it in to the fullbody musculoskeltal model (by using Lifemod software).My knee model has sliding and rolling motion inside which is not represented in commercial gait analysis systems regularly. I would like to see if there is any difference (if there is how much difference ) of muscle lengths between traditional revolute joint representation and my model during normal walking. Is there anyone knows where to find the normalized muscle length change data during walking for normal adults or children (with SD data) in excel format ? then i can compare my results with normative data base.

Many thanks

N. Ekin Akalan MS. PT.

Director of the Gait Analysis Laboratory
I.U. Istanbul Medical Faculty 34390 Capa/Istanbul/Turkey

Doctoral student in Biomedical Engineering Institute
Bogazici University 34342 Bebek, Istanbul, Turkey

Phone: (212) 414-2000/32887 Fax: (212) 635 28 35


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