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Robert Wainwright
02-16-1998, 12:35 AM
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> Topics of the day:
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> 1. Atypical Gait Data
> 2. APAS vs. PEAK
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> Date: Sun, 15 Feb 1998 15:06:34 -0700
> From: Charles Hubbeling
> Subject: Atypical Gait Data
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> Hi,
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> Does someone have experience in comparing the gait data acquired from
> persons with traumatic brain injuries? I am trying to compare the stride
> velocity, stride length, and center of gravity movement. However, I am
> having trouble normalizing the data due to the fact that every person with
> such an injury is fairly unique. I would appreciate any and all
> information and opinions on this subject. A summary of the responses will
> be posted. Thank you in advance for your help.
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> Charles
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> Charles Hubbeling
> Mechanical Engineering Department
> Colorado State University
> Fort Collins, CO, USA
> 970-491-3573 (Office)
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> Date: Sun, 15 Feb 1998 15:13:32 -0700
> From: Charles Hubbeling
> Subject: APAS vs. PEAK
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> Hi again,
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> Not to open up a huge can of worms...
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> I have checked the archives of biomch-l, but have found little recent info
> on either the APAS or PEAK systems. I have the technical jargon for both,
> but would appreciate the experience of users of the most recent upgrades.
> My group would be using the system upgrade for gait analysis and also for
> the biomechanics of bicycling.
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> Specifically, how well does the digitizing software operate? Have you had
> any problems receiving support from either of the companies?
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> Thanks for your help.
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> Charles
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> Charles Hubbeling
> Mechanical Engineering Department
> Colorado State University
> Fort Collins, CO, USA
> 970-491-3573 (Office)
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Hi Charles,
I am a Biomedical Engineer for Kinematic Consultants, NJ. I am
responsible for data collection and analysis. We use the APAS system
for all aspects of patient analysis. We do gait and functional
capacities on a daily basis. I have found the APAS to be efficient and
accurate. We recently upgraded to the new APAS windows version. I am
extremely impressed with the digi4 program. You can automatically
digitize up to 4 views simultaneously. The transformed stick figure
builds on the screen frame by frame. There is a new program called
APASview. This allows you to combine kinematics, kinetics, force plates
, EMG and any other data, in a dynamic, synchronized report. There are
many other features but for me, time is important. For this reason
alone, I am very happy with the new upgrade. Hope this is helpful.
Monica Castro, B.E.