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Peter Cripton
01-20-1997, 09:58 PM
Hello Biomch-L:

Here are the responses I got to my query about commercially available,
telemetric load cells. Many thanks to all who replied.

Peter Cripton

THE ORIGINAL POST:

>Hello Biomch-L:
>
>We are trying to determine if there are any commercially available
>telemetric load cells. We know the technology has been used to measure in
>vivo hip and spinal loads but have not been able to locate any commercially
>available and non-implantable load cells. We hope to use the load cells to
>measure forces "wirelessly" in ergonomic or materials handling situations.
>
>If anyone knows of a supplier for these devices could you please email me
>the appropriate information? I will post a summary of replies if I receive
any.
>
>Thanks in advance.

THE REPLIES:

>try:
>Konigsberg Instruments, Inc.
>2000 Foothill Boulevard
>Pasedena, CA 91107-3294
>ph: 818-449-0016
>fx: 818-449-1086
>I think that they'll be able to help.
>
>__________________________________________________ _______________________
>
>M. James (Jim) Rudert
>Allegheny Singer Research Institute
>Biomechanics Laboratory
>320 East North Avenue Phone: (412) 359-3389
>10th Floor South Tower Fax: (412) 359-3238
>Pittsburgh, PA 15212 Email: jim@biomechanics.asri.edu
>__________________________________________________ _______________________



>Peter:
>
>I have no direct experience with the technology, but the latest Omega
>pressure and strain catalog includes some battery powered
>radio telemetry systems for strain gauge and other signals.
>in the US: 800-826-6342 or http://www.omega.com
>
>Good luck
>
>John Hipp, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
>jhipp@bcm.tmc.edu



>I would see if a standard Kisltler load cell would interface with a
>Noraxon system. Call Dewayne Rice at Noraxon 602 443 3413.
>
>Matt Randazzo
>Kistler Instruments



>Hello Peter,
>we use a telemetric system from Neurodata Corp. to get EMG data.
>Contact Mr. Herbert Schachinger, he knows some telemetric-systems
>and its components.
>
>Email:EMGHERBY@aol.com
>Phone:++43/1/66 799 77
>
>Good luck
>Christian Peham
>
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>Try contacting Noraxon in Arizona. They make telemetric equipment, including
>emg, goniometers, etc. Maybe they can help.
>
>Rick Ernst
>Myo Diagnostics, Inc.
>
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Peter Cripton, Msc (Eng)

Muller Institute for Biomechanics & Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Bern & Queen's Univesity, Kingston, Canada
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