View Full Version : Looking for force plate data for equine gait

Joel M.c. Bach
09-16-1996, 05:31 AM
A group of colleagues and I are trying to find an estimate for the
torsional moments acting on equine tibia during normal gait for use in
mechanical testing of a new fracture fixation device. We have estimated
this moment (95 Nm) through calculations using published shear strain data
acquired on a single horse. This value seems high to me and I would like
to be able to verify it. The best option would seem to be to find some
6-dof force plate data for equine gait. Unfortunately the only published
data that we have found is 1 or 2 dof. If anyone has such data or could
point us to an appropriate reference it would be much appreciated. Thanks
in advance. As usual I'll summarize and post replies.


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Joel M. Bach, Ph.D.

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