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Hortobagyi, Tibor
02-19-1998, 10:37 PM

Thanks for your kind and rapid reactions to my request. Below is a
summary of all the replies I received. I must mention Gene Jamison
(spl.) from the Sports Med Inst in Birmingham, AL, who took the time
and called me on the phone (due to email difficulties). Regards, Tibor.


We were using them about 2 years ago (not much since then). As I
recall, we got the elctrodes from Nicolet. According to the box they
came in:

44 gauge, 100 mm paired hook wires
27 gauge, 30 mm cannula

They were also available unpaired as I recall, but most subjects were
not particularly thrilled by the prospect of being stuck twice for
each muscle.

Hope this helps.

Ian Kremenic, M.Eng. ian@nismat.org
Research Assistant/Network Admin. http://www.nismat.org
Nicholas Institute for Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma

Once you've had it extra crispy, you'll never go back.
-Mono Puff

I have lots of fine-wire experience, but not coupled with Noraxon. I
used the Motion MA 100's. It can be a very tedious set-up. I do have
some configuration suggrestions if you are interested.

Take Care,

David Gabriel

We use Stablohn 800-B with H-Poly nylon green insulation, size 0.002,
our Noraxon system. The approximate cost is $135.00 for a roll of 1000
The wire can be purchased from the California Fine Wire company, address
below. We then purchase 27 Gauge 1 1/2 inch hypodermic needles from our
health center.
Say Hi to Paul. I used to work in Illinois with him.

Mark Ricard
P.O. Box 22116
Physical Education Department, 221 RB
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602
(801) 378-8958

email: Mark_Ricard@byu.edu

California Fine Wire
338 South 4 TH Street
Grover City, CA 93433

(805) 489-5144

> We are using wire electrodes in combination with the Noraxon
telemetric emg system.
please feel free to ask some questions.

Christophe Maes

Dept. of Sportmedicine
University hospital Ghent Belgium


Manufacturer: California Fine Wire
Stablohm (stainless steel) 50 micron (.001") diameter with teflon
insulation (ref Basmajian '85)
This is better than the platinum/iridium (?) which is softer, more
expensive and breaks too easily.
Are you sure you want to get into this? Talk to me!

Torry might even be able to send you a sample if it doesn't take him a
month to find it!

Bob Hintermesiter

Tibor Hortobágyi, Ph.D.

East Carolina University
251 Sports Medicine Building
Biomechanics Laboratory
Greenville, NC 27858

Phone: (919) 328 - 4564
Fax: (919) 328 - 4689
email: hortobagyit@mail.ecu.edu