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Ed Lemaire
07-02-1996, 11:22 PM
Here is the summary of responses concerning 3D kinetic analysis
software. Thank you to all who responded.

Ed Lemaire

>The biomechanics group in Ottawa, Canada are trying to find out what
>software is available for 3D kinetic analyses from generic marker data
>(joint forces, moments, powers, etc.). We would appreciate any
>suggestions for software running on IBM compatible computers
>(commercial or otherwise available).
>Thank you in advance.
>Edward Lemaire
>The Rehabilitation Centre
>Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
>613-737-7350 x5592

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I have written my own software for 3d kinetic and kinematic analysis of
airborne motion. To date it has been used in gymnastics and figure
skating. Information about the program called Dyana can be found at:

J. Pierre Baudin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
School of Recreation and Physical Education
Acadia University
Wolfville, Nova Scotia
B0P 1X0

Email: pierre.baudin@acadiau.ca
Phone: (902)542-2200 ext. 1560
Fax: (902)542-1451
WWW: http://dragon.acadiau.ca/~pbaudin/pierre.html


You may try David Winter at the University of Waterloo (519) 885 1211
ext. 2587 or at home for Waterloo Biomechanics (519) 747 0077.

I use his software and it is very good. You have to notice that this is a
research software, that's mean that you can modify any parts of the

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Try to e-mail to the Patric Castagno in the Alfred I duPont Institute Gait
Laboratory in Wilmington DE.
They use the IR cameras for kinematic data, but as far as I know they
Macs and Suns, but writing to them does not cost much.
You can also try to e-mail to Jim Richards who actually set up all lab.

Patrics e-mail chestnut@brahms.udel.edu

Jims e-mail

Good Luck
Michal Slomczykowski M.D.
Orthopaedic Surgeon

University of Bern
M. E. Mueller Institute for
Orthopaedic Biomechanics
Clinical Support Group

P. O. Box 30
Murtenstrasse 35
3010 Bern, Switzerland

Tel : +41 31 632 87 16 * Fax : +41 31 632 49 51
Internet : misiek@mem.unibe.ch * WWW : http://cranium.unibe.ch/
Contact University of Calgary, Human Performance Laboratory, Dr.
Benno Nigg's product called KinTrak does it all for Kinetics and
Kinematics, its sold through Motion Analysis Corp.

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I am a physical therapist in a movement analysis laboratory based in a
rehabilitation medicine department. Most of the software that we use
has been written in house, originally for a VAX 4000, and now for DOS.
It takes a little effort to learn the software, but once you know it,
everything can be run in batch proceedures and it is pretty straight
forward. It can generate all the kinetic data you mentioned and then
some. It can also generate graphical output of the results, but printing out
the graphics can be a little tricky in the DOS version. The program is not
gait specific; you can use it to analyze any activity. The best contact
person about the software in our lab is Tom Kepple at e-mail address

LCDR Karen Lohmann Siegel, MA, PT Phone: (301) 496-9890
National Institutes of Health Fax: (301) 402-0663
Rehabilitation Medicine Department E-mail: karen_siegel@nih.gov
Bldg 10, Rm 6s235
10 Center Drive, MSC 1604
Bethesda, MD 20892-1604

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Contact Univ of Calgary in Calgary good program called KinTrak. Glenda

Or Thames Valley Childrens Center in London Ontario,, Ian Jones