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rnolan99
08-04-2009, 10:32 AM
My name is Rebecca Nolan and I am a PhD student at the University of South Australia. I am looking to use the Biodex System 4 Quick-set to measure peak torque at the ankle during plantar-flexion and dorsi-flexion in people with Type 2 Diabetes and Peripheral Neuropathy.

I am having trouble using the ankle attachment on the left side. After successfully setting up the Biodex for the right leg, I then follow the instructions in order to change it to the opposite side (both from the avi video file and the manual). These include:

* Rotating chair and switching the thigh support

* Rotating the shaft 180 degrees

* Rotating dynamometer head to opposite side, and reattaching the foot plate.

During the transition to the opposite leg, the ankle attachment is now upside down and unable to be inverted.

If anyone has used the System 4 Quick-set for ankle testing and has any solutions, your help would be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards
Rebecca Nolan.