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Ekin Akalan
01-06-2009, 08:21 AM
We are planning a research about the tiptoe walkers in children with cerebral plasy. We are looking for a cheap foot switch which can be located under the heel. So that it can sense the load over the 312gr and make to activate the buzzer every time patients hit the heel to the ground. . Could you please help us to find a cheap sensor and/or commercially available buzzer to put it on the patients' shoes please for this purpose? More info can be found below

Many thanks

Biofeedback therapy to achieve symmetrical gait in hemiplegic cerebral palsied children.
Seeger BR, Caudrey DJ, Scholes JR.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 1981 Aug;62(8):364-8.
PMID: 7259468 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Biofeedback therapy to achieve symmetrical gait in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy: long-term efficacy.
Seeger BR, Caudrey DJ.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 1983 Apr;64(4):160-2.
PMID: 6838342 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]N. Ekin Akalan Ph.D., PT.

N. Ekin Akalan Ph.D., PT.

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

Doctorate obtained from Biomedical Engineering Institute,
Bogazici University 34342 Bebek, Istanbul, Turkey

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