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02-01-1995, 08:40 PM

Dear All,

Herewith replies received to my enquiry about gait lab technology and
centres of excellence. It came to light that a similar survey had been
done just 12 months ago. If anyone requires details of that survey
please contact Tony Redmond on hl0024p@pegasus.hud.ac.uk

Thanks again to all those who replied.From:
To: rrr6psh@south-01.novell.leeds.ac.uk
Date sent: Thu, 26 Jan 1995 09:54:19
Subject: Re:gait labs survey
Priority: normal

Date: Thu, 5 Jan 1995 10:40:00
Dear Dr. Helliwell,

The company providing our internet service has recently been
experiencing some system problems, so this message took three
to not be delivered to you. They assure me that all is well now, so
I hope that this reaches you intact and that you are still interested
in responses to your request for information.

Some of our customers are using the Northern Digital OPTOTRAK
for gait analysis studies. This system tracks active markers in
three dimensions. Marker positions are available in real time, as
well as being stored in a file (if desired) for post hoc analysis.
There are a number of options available for such purposes as
collection of analog data synchronized with the positional data, and
rigid body tracking. For customers wishing to develop custom
software (e.g. for feedback applications) there is an Application
Programmer's Interface (API) available.

If you would like to receive more information about our system, or
would like to be put in contact with labs using our system for gait
analysis, please let me know.

Best of luck with your new service,

Margaret Fraser
From: "Prof. Dr. Brueggemann"

To: RRR6PSH@south-01.novell.leeds.ac.uk
Date sent: Thu, 19 Jan 1995 17:52:09
Subject: Gait Analysis Lab.
Priority: normal

Dear Philip,

I read your request in BIOMCH-L concerning your setting up a new gait
analysis laboratory. At the Sport University in Cologne we have a
research group experienced in conducting gait analysis for subjects
suffering chronic running or other orthopedic injuries and also for
designing children and athletic footware. In line with the
requirements we have identified for such work we have developed a
treadmill system (GaitKinetics) with inbuilt three-dimensional force
sensors for the measuring of ground reaction forces. This treadmill
has as one of its major priorities the safety of the patient and has
various features to this effect. It is supplied together with a
comprehensive software package calculating and analysing all
internationally scientifically accepted kinetic gait analysis
parameters. The system also includes further analog capabilities (EMG
would seem to be especially important for your applications), as well
as possibilities of synchronising with video signals or combining
with certain kinetic/kinematic packages available. It is an easy to
use, Windows software driven system.
If you are interested in further information or would like further
advice on setting up your laboratory please do not hesitate to
contact me.

Best regards,
Peter Brueggemann

Dear Philip,
I think it can be very fruitful for you and your project if you get in touch

dr. Yves Blanc, Hopital Cantonal Universitaire de Geneve
24, rue Micheli du Crest
1211 Geneve 4- Switzerland
telephone: +22/37 27 827
fax: +22/ 34 76 486
e-mail address: BLANC@CMU.UNIGE.CH

Best regards,

Antonina StaritaTo:
Organization: MSU, Dept. of Psychology
From: skvorts
Date sent: Tue, 10 Jan 95 12:09:24 +0300
Subject: Re: gait labs survey

Dear Philip Helliwell:
The best equipment for clinical gait lab available now is VICON - video
motion analysis system, as I know. The system is manufacturing by
Metrix (UK) and include "VICON CLINICAL MANAGER" software.
It is exist, probably, only couple laboratories with a lot of experience
in fild what you need. The first is Motion Analysis lab Children's
at San Diego CA, USA. This lab conduct one week clinical gait analysis
seminar directed by Dr.D.Sutherland. The second is lab Rancho Los
Amigos CA,
USA headed by Dr. J.Parry.

Best lack in future work,
Dmitri Skvortsov
Date sent: Mon, 09 Jan 1995 18:47:32 +0000 (WET-DST)
From: Yves
Subject: Re: gait labs survey
To: RRR6PSH@south-01.novell.leeds.ac.uk

Dear Sir,
You should contact:
- Mr. Malcolm Warren-Forward
Gait lab
orthotic research & locomotor assessment unit
robert jones &anes hunt Hospital
Oswestry sy10 7ag UK
tel (0691) 655311 ext 3531 or 3532
fax )0691) 671 126

- Ms Fairgrieve Sheila or Mr. Linskell jeremy
Dundee limb fitting center
Gait lab
133 queen street Broughty erry
dd5 1ag Dundee scotland
tel (o382 ) 730 104
fax (0382) 480 194

- Mrs Sylvia Ounpuu
gait lab newington children's hospital
Newinton CT 06111 usa
181 East Cedar street
tel (203) 667 5370
fax (203) 667 5284
_here in geneve we also have many years of use of gait analysis
in a clinical contaext. We use EMG 3D kinematics but no force plate.
Let me know if I can be of any help.
Yves Blanc
Laboratoire de cinesiologie
Hopital cantonal universitaire
1211 geneve 14
Date sent: Thu, 5 Jan 95 14:54 BST
Subject: RE: gait labs survey

Dear Phillip

Contact Prof Peter Bowker School of prosthetics and orthotics salford
uk or Dr Neil Messenger Chelsea school univ of Brighton eastbourne
(probably the latter as peter bowker is not at work at present) and ask
them for a copy of the clinical gait analysis survey they did for the UK
in 1989,

Hope this helps


From: kjc@ai.mit.edu (Kjirste Carlson Morrell)
Date sent: Wed, 4 Jan 95 11:00:35 EST
To: RRR6PSH@south-01.novell.leeds.ac.uk
Subject: gait labs survey

I'd suggest contacting Dr's David Krebs and Pat Riley at Mass. General
Hosp. Pat has been running the Biomotion lab there for many years. I
believe they have looked a lot at both cp and stroke patients. Their
email addresses are:


Kjirste Morrell

Philip Helliwell
RRRU, 36, Clarendon Road, LEEDS, LS2 9NZ, UK
Tel: +44 113 2334935 Fax: +44 113 2445533