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Novel Biomechanics Lab
12-11-1995, 09:24 PM
Dear BIOMCH_LER!

A few months ago I posted a request for the address of the Yokohama company who
manufacture conductive rubber whose electrical resistance varies according to
the applied pressure.

I posted a summary at the time, but have since had further requests for
information. I am therefore repeating the most important information that I
received again here:

I received two addresses for Yokohama!:

Yokohama Rubber
Overseas Sales
Attn. Mr. Yamamoto
6-1-11 Shinbashi
Minato Ku, Tokyo 105
Tel: +81 (3) 5400 4816
Fax: +81 (3) 5400-4830

The Yokohama Rubber CO., LTD
Hiratsuka Plant
M.B. Technical Development Center
2-1 Oiwake Hratsuka
Kanagawa 254, Japan

One Yokohama (!) has a toll free support number: 800/423-4544. This is a company
that makes tires and hoses.

Prof. Toshiaki Hara at Niggata University, Japan, Dept. of ME (fax:
81-025-261-3563) has used this material to measure the wrist joint pressure (J.
Hand Surgery 17A 339-347, 1992)

Dr. Shohi Morimoto is a skilled user of conductive rubbers:
morimoto@eirec3.lwc-eirec.go.jp

This is a brief summary of the information that I received. I hope that this
will be useful to those who are still interested!

Anna Hayes (Dr.)
Novel Biomechanics Laboratory
Beichstrasse 8
80802 Munich
Germany

Tel: 0049 89 390102
Fax: 0049 89 337432