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Zaletnyik Zita
11-18-1998, 01:12 AM
Dear Biomech-ls,

Here is a summary of the responses to my question:

"I am interested in the possibility of doing rib cage and abdominal
motion analysis using markers during ventilation.

Does anyone know of any individual or group, anywhere, that has made any
attempts to do this type of research?"

These are the recent connections and the references in the question of
breathing motion analysing using optoelectronic system.

From:Francois Prince

"My research group has indirectly took into account the ventilation
influence using 21 markers for the hole body including 11 for a 4
segment trunk model. The application was to record the more accurately
possible, the center of mass during quiet standing.

See the following reference :
Winter, D.A., Patla. A.E., Prince, F., Ishac, M. and Gielo-Perczak, K.
Stiffness Control of Balance in Quiet Standing.
Journal of Neurophysiology, 80: 1211-1221.

You can download a reprint at the following web site adress:
http://jn.physiology.org/cgi/reprint/80/3/1211.pdf "


Eng. Pietro Cerveri
Dipartimento di Bioingegneria
Politenico di Milano
P.zza Leonardo da Vinci, 25
Email cerveri@biomed.polimi.it

"You can browse www.cbi.polimi.it or you can contact


Neil Glossop PhD
Traxtal Technologies
neil@traxtal.com http://www.traxtal.com

"We did a little of this in the Lumbar spine a few years ago:
Spine 22 903-909,1997"


Gregory W. Lange, M.S. (210) 705-6597 voice
Engineer, Biomechanics Laboratory (210) 705-6567 fax
Santa Rosa Outpatient Rehabilitation Center greg_lange@srhcc.org
for Children and Adults
2701 Babcock Road, San Antonio, Texas, 78229, USA

"We are involved in a similar research project on breathing

The most recent article I have found on this topic is:

Cala, SJ, CM Kenyon, G Ferrigno, et al. Chest wall and lung volume
estimation by optical reflectance motion analysis. J Appl. Physiol
81(6):2680-2689, 1996. "

Craig Nevin, MSc
Anatomical Engineer
University of Cape Town
South Africa

"Prof. Laurie Adams has done some work on this. His address is

Adams LP, Ruther H, Klein M Evaluating regional
surface motion during breathing using stereophotogrammetry.
ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 45:152-160, 1990.
Elsevier Science Publishers B.V., Amsterdam.

Morgan MDL, Gourlay AR.
An optical method of studying the shape and movement of the chest
wall in recumbent patients,
Thorax, 39:101-106, 1984.

Saumarez RC.
Automated optical measurements of human torso surface movements
during breathing.
Journal of Applied Physiology, 60:702-709, 1986.

Kovats F.
Plethysmographic optique du tronc, etude du cycle ventilatoir
Bull. Physio-Pathol. Respir., 6:833-845, 1970."


Ian Stokes
University of Vermont, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabil.
Burlington, VT 05405-0084, USA
Phone: (+1) 802 656 2250 fax: (+1) 802 656 4247

"These are some related references. The first is my own work.

Dansereau J, Stokes IAF: Measurements of three dimensional shape
of the rib cage. J Biomech 21:893-901,1988.

Jordanoglou J. (1969). Rib movement in health, kyphoscoliosis,
and ankylosing spondylitis. Thorax 24:407-414.

Saumarez RC. (1986). An analysis of possible movements of human
upper rib cage. J Appl Physiol 60(2): 678-689.

Saumarez RC. (1986). An analysis of action of intercostal
muscles in human upper rib cage. J Appl Physiol 60(2): 690-701.

Wilson TA, Rehder K, Krayer S, Hoffman EA, Whitney, CG, Rodarte
J. (1987). Geometry and respiratory displacement of human ribs.
J Appl Physiol 62:1872-1877.

Minotti P, Lexcellent C. (1991). Geometric and kinematic
modelling of a human costal slice. J Biomech 24(3-4): 213-221."


William Lu, Ph.D.
Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery
The University of Hong Kong

"In our lab. we used Elite motion analysis system to analysis the rib
cage and spine motion for scoliosis patients. We had measured more than
100 patients with scoliosis pre and post operatively. We have also
recorded some noraml subjects."


Vinicio D'Annunzio, MD
UniversitÓ Cattolica, Roma, Italia
phone: +39-06-30154943
fax: +39-06-3051161
alternate mail: dannunzio@doctor.com

"A.PEDOTTI, an Italian biomechanical engineer, has worked in recent
years on rib cage motion analysis using the ELITE optoelectronic system,
with arrays of about twenty to fourty markers."


Thank you again.

Zita Zaletnyik PhD student
National Koranyi Pulmonological Institut
Budapest - Hungary

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