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Michael Rowling
10-27-1999, 11:45 AM
Correction to GAITRite contact information:

Michael Rowling 1-800-352-2301 (USA) or 610-449-4879
http://www.gaitrite.com sales@gaitrite.com


At 05:00 PM 10/27/99 -0400, you wrote:
>Hi All,
>
>I wish to commend Dr Mansfield for his summary posting on the pressure
>sensing mats.
>If possible, I would like for Dr Mansfield (or others) to comment on or to
>site an abstract/article/paper publication as to how it was determined that
>a sheet which changes color with pressure is more far more precise than
>other systems that quantify pressure from active sensors. I refer to his
>comment sited just below.
>
>"_Pressurex_
>http://www.sensorprod.com
>This is a one use system that allows for pressure measurements to be
>recorded on a paper sheet. The sheet changes colour with pressure and is
>then scanned using a special scanner. It is far more precise than the
>systems above, but is not real time."
>
>Kind regards,
>
>Norman
>Norman Murphy, Ph.D.
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Neil Mansfield [SMTP:N.J.Mansfield@LBORO.AC.UK]
>Sent: Friday, October 15, 1999 1:36 AM
>To: BIOMCH-L@NIC.SURFNET.NL
>Subject: Pressure sensing mats
>
>Greetings!
>
>Thanks to everyone who replied to my email of a couple of weeks ago.
>Following is a list or recommendations and the original post (detail
>depends on how much information I have been able to obtain on the systems):
>
>_Tekscan_
>http:\\www.tekscan.com
>Offer industrial and medical systems with a variety of sensor array shapes.
> Sensors are built into a thin plastic sheet. Web site gives detailed
>information about the systems and technical information. There are
>possibly issues with creasing of the sensor array giving false readings.
>
>_Novel GMBH_
>http://www.novel.de
>Offer a range of medical systems named 'emed', 'pedar' and 'pliance'.
>Sensor arrays appear to be built into a flexible mat which is thicker than
>Tekscan, but are not so prone to creasing. Web site is informative,
>although far more sales focussed that technically focussed.
>
>_RS-Scan_
>http://www.rsscan.com
>A small Belgian company offering similar products to Novel, at (according
>to the salesman!) lower cost. The web site is less informative than the
>above companies.
>
>_Pressurex_
>http://www.sensorprod.com
>This is a one use system that allows for pressure measurements to be
>recorded on a paper sheet. The sheet changes colour with pressure and is
>then scanned using a special scanner. It is far more precise than the
>systems above, but is not real time.
>
>_Xsensor_
>http://www.crownthera.com
>Appears to be a budget version of tekscan, but with a lower specification.
>Most common application is seat fitting (e.g. wheelchairs).
>
>_Gait Rite_
>Contact Mike Rowling at 800-819-1348.
>
>_Paromed Dataloggers_
>The contact here in the US is Peter Moore (1-888-605-3636), and he is
>located in Atlanta,
>
>_FSA pads_
>Based in Canada
>
>____Original post_____
>I am looking into pressure sensing mats for using on soft seats. I am
>familiar with Tekscan, but am unaware of competitors. Does anyone have any
>information or contacts?
>
>
>____________________________
>Dr Neil J Mansfield
>Department of Human Sciences
>Loughborough University
>Loughborough LE11 3TU, U.K.
>tel: +44 (0)1509 228483
>fax: +44 (0)1509 223940
>
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