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Herman J. Woltring
05-16-1989, 03:20 AM
Today's topics:

(1) Recent ASME publications on Biomechanics and Movement
(2) Transactions Orthopaedic Research Society Meeting 1989
(3) IEEE Proceedings on Robotics and Automation
(4) Addresses of Biomechanics Societies

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(1) Recent ASME publications on Biomechanics and Movement

The following publications from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers may
be interesting for engineering-oriented readers of BIOMCH-L:

1.1 G.R. Miller (Ed.), 1988 Advances in Bioengineering (presented at the Winter
Annual Meeting of the ASME, 27 Nov - 2 Dec 1988), BED-Vol. 8, ASME, New York
1988, 190 pp. Topics are in the following areas: Cardiovascular Devices,
Mechanics of Arterial Flow, Joint Motion and Kinematics, Mechanics of Liga-
ments and tendons, Mechanics of the Head and Spine, Topics in Rehabilitation
Engineering, Topics in Bio-Heat Transfer, Mechanics of the Lung, Mechanics
of the Knee, and Mechanics of Cartilage.

1.2 J.L. Stein (Ed.), Modelling and Control Issues in Biomechanical Systems
(presented at the Winter Annual Meeting of the ASME, 27 Nov - 2 Dec 1988),
BED-Vol. 11 / DSC-Vol. 12, ASME, New York 1988. Topics are in two main
areas: Biomechanics and Control of Human Movement, and Modelling of Human
Movement.

1.3 Biomechanics of Normal and Pathological Gait, ASME, New York 1987 (further
particulars unknown).

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(2) Transactions Orthopaedic Research Society Meeting 1989

Also the Transactions of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research
Society (Las Vegas, Nevada/USA, 6-9 Feb '89) contain a variety of interesting
items. I found the following contributions worth-while mentioning:

M.G. Pandy & N. Berme (Columbus, Ohio/USA), The Influence of Individual Gait
Determinants on Ground Reaction Forces During Normal Human Walking (p. 94)

R.A. Brandt et al. (Iowa City, Iowa/USA & Cleveland, Ohio/USA), Comparison of
Hip Joint Force Calculations and Measurements in the Same Patient (p. 96)

C. Allan et al. (Boston & Cambridge, Mass/USA), A Comparison of the Joint Reac-
tion Forces Measure with an Instrumented Prosthesis and Calculated from Gait
Analysis (p. 226)

J.-W. Wang et al. (Chicago, Ill/USA), The Influence of Time and Gait on the Cli-
nical Results of High Tibial Osteotomy (p. 239) -- cf. also Podromos et al in
JBJS 67A, pp. 1188-1194

A.L. Bell et al. (Iowa City, Iowa/USA), A Comparison of the Accuracy of Several
Hip Joint Center Location Prediction Methods (p. 240)

M.F. Kelley & E.N. Biden (San Diego, CA/USA ?), A Comparison of two Classifica-
tion Methods for Gait Data (p. 241)

S. ~Ounpuu et al. (Newington, CT/USA), Three Dimensional Lower Extremity Joint
Moments in Normal Pediatric Gait (p. 242)

M.P. Kadaba et al. (West Haverstraw, NY/USA), On the Normalization of Joint
Moments in Gait Analysis (p. 243)

H.K. Ramakrishnan et al. (West Haverstraw, NY/USA), On the Estimation of Three
Dimensional Joint Angular Motion in Gait Analysis (p. 244)

S.R. Simon et al. (Columbus, Ohio/USA), Dr. Gait: an Expert System for Gait
Analysis (p. 245)

S.D. Weirich et al. (Houston, TX/USA), Histopathologic Correlation of Magnetic
Resonance Image Signal Patterns in a Spinal Cord Injury Model (p. 349)

G.G. El Nahass & P.S. Walker (Boston, MA/USA & London, UK), Does the Knee Joint
Rotate Normally after Total Knee Replacement (p. 372)

K. Ohzono et al (Osaka, Japan), Diagnostic Value of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
(MRI) in Avascular Necrosis of the Femoral Hip (p. 444)

G. Rodammer et al. (Munich, FRG), MR Imaging of Hyaline Cartilage in Chondro-
malacia Patellae and Osteochondritis Dissecans: A Comparison with CT - Arthro-
graphy and Arthroscopy (p. 445)

E.Y.S. Chao et al. (Rochester, Minn/USA), The Use of CT/MRI for Optimal Size
Matching in Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation (p. 446)

T.E. Trumble et al. (New Haven, CT/USA), Magnetic Imaging in the Diagnosis of
Avascular Necrosis with Clinical and Histological Correlation (p. 447)

H.P. Rechl et al. (Munich, FRG), Normal Morphology and Early Degeneration of
Hyaline Articular Cartilage in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): an In Vitro
Study in Bovine Patellae and Human Arthritic Femoral Heads (p. 448)

M.E. Wootton et al. (West Haverstraw, NY/USA), Electromyographic and Kinematic
Analysis of Shoulder Rehabilitation Exercises (p. 569)

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(3) IEEE Proceedings on Robotics and Automation

The annual IEEE International Conferences on Robotics and Automation tend to
contain contributions of interest for Biomechanics and Movement Analysis/Simu-
lation; an example is the 1987 contribution by Brett Sorenson, Max Donath, Guo
Ben Yang and Roland Starr (Rehabilitation Engineering Center and Productivity
Center, University of Minnesota) on MnSCAN, a laser-based system for 3-D track-
ing of moving body segments (vol. 2, pp. 793-800). MnSCAN is similar to the
(commercial) CODA-3 system as it relies on `planes of light' which are swept
through space; however, the light direction for 3-D target reconstruction is
detected by body-mounted photodiodes which are wired to a processing system,
while CODA-3 is based on passive, coloured retro-reflectors without wires.
Resolution of a tested prototype is 480 Hz in time, and 0.8 mm in an 8 cubic
metre volume. Other topics in these Proceedings include kinematics, inverse
dynamics, robotic control, 3-D scene analysis, etc.

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(4) Addresses of Biomechanics Societies

BIOMCH-L is primarily intended as a fast and informal communication tool for
members of Societies of Biomechanics and Movement Science. As the list is
open to all interested parties, non-members are invited to join the society
or societies that meet their profile and/or geographic constraints. Below are
a few societies in the Biomechanics area of which I have some information.
I would appreciate to receive complementary information from the readership,
either posted to BIOMCH-L@HEARN or mailed to me privately. In particular, I
would welcome information on societies in the psycho-motor and biophysics areas,
insofar relevant for BIOMCH-L.

4.1 International Society of Biomechanics

Secretary: Rik Huiskes
Biomechanics Laboratory
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
University of Nijmegen
NL-6500 HB NIJMEGEN, The Netherlands

4.2 European Society of Biomechanics

Secretary: Erich Schneider
Maurice Mueller Institut of Biomechanics
Faculty of Medicine, University of Berne
Murtenstrasse 35
CH-3008 BERN, Switzerland

4.3 American Society of Biomechanics

Secretary: R. Bruce Martin
Orthopaedic Research Laboratories, TB-150
University of California at Davis
DAVIS, CA 96616, U.S.A.

4.4 Canadian Society of Biomechanics

Secretariat: ?

Newletter Editor: Tim Bryant
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Queen's University
KINGSTON, Ontario
Canada K1L 3N6

4.5 Soci'et'e de Biom'ecanique (France)

S'ecretaire: ?

4.6 International Society of Sports Biomechanics

Secretariat: ?

President: Ellen Kreighbaum
Department of H.P.E.R.
Montana State University
BOZEMAN, Montana 58717, U.S.A.

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