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Benjamin Dunn (wkd)
01-23-1995, 08:11 AM
Greetings Biomechers-

I am doing some biomechanical testing of lower extremity joint
torques. In this testing, I would like to completely suspend
a person so that their legs dangle freely and unobstructedly.
For this, I am looking for an upper body support harness which
satisfies two criteria:

1) It is capable of comfortably supporting all or most of a
person's body weight.
2) It does not affect the legs in any way (i.e. no leg straps).

I have found that most mountain climbing and industrial safety harnesses
that satisfy the first criteria seem to fail the second. There is
one rehab company that has something that might work, but I thought
I would check with the community first to see if anyone knows of any
other sources.

Thanks in advance!

Ben Dunn.

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