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Gail Frost
10-18-1997, 10:37 PM
Dear Colleagues,

I have been asked by the organizers of a conference for athletic
therapists to research a potential program item - "Computers and
software for injury assessment". As someone working in both
biomechanics and athletic therapy, the things that come to my mind
quickly are very well illustrated by web sites such as Dr. Chris
Kirtley's (http://guardian.curtin.edu.au/cga/). They include
kinematic (from video), kinetic (force plate) and EMG data
collection with analysis done and results displayed using computers.
I'm very well aware of the fact, though, that some athletic
therapists don't have access to, or a working relationship with, a
biomechanics lab. Can anyone suggest any other useful,
computer-related tools for injury assessment beyond those which are
"second nature" to a biomechanist?

Thanks for taking the time to think about this. If we come up with
anything worth sharing, I'll post a summary to the list.


Gail Frost, PhD
School of Recreation Management and Kinesiology
Acadia University
Wolfville, NS
B0P 1X0 (902) 585 1560