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    Dear all, some time ago I requested suggestions and information
    regarding the validity and reliability of 3-D optical equipments
    (more precisely the VICON) for assessing lumbar spine motion.
    The following is a list of the responses I received and some
    information I managed to track down. Thanks to the many kind
    respondents, it was much appreciated.

    Kika Konstantinou

    Vogt L., Banzer W. Measurement of lumbar spine kinematics in
    incline treadmill walking. Gait Posture 9:18-23, 1999

    Whittle, M.W., Levine, D.: Measurement of lumbar lordosis as a
    of clinical gait analysis. Gait Posture 5 (1997) 101 - 107 2

    Lundberg, A.: On the use of bone and skin markers in
    kinematics research. Human Movement Science 15 (1996) 411
    - 422 4

    Fuller, J., Liu, L.-J., Murphy, M.C., Mann, R.W.: A
    comparison of lower-extremity skeletal kinematics measured
    using skin- and pin-mounted markers. Human Movement
    Science 16 (1997) 219 - 242

    Whittle, M.W.: Clinical gait analysis : A review. Human
    Movement Science 15 (1996) 369 - 387 6

    Panjabi, M., Chang, D., Dvorak, J.: An Analysis of Errors in
    Kinematic Parameters Associated with in Vivo Functional
    Radiographs. Spine Volume 17, Number 2 (1992) 200 - 205

    Davis, R.B.: Reflections on Clinical Gait Analysis. J.
    Electromyogr. Kinesiol. Volume 7, Number 4 (1997) 251 - 257

    Vanneuville, G., Monnet, J.P., Vacheron, J.J., Garcier, J.M.,
    Guillot, M., Poumarat, G.: Determination of the position of the
    pelvic girdle by the method of external markers in the sagittal
    plane: a preliminary feasibility study. Surg. Radiol. Anat. 18 245
    - 247 9

    Benedetti, M.G., Catani, F., Leardini, A., Pignotti, E., Giannini,
    S.: Data management in gait analysis for clinical applications.
    Clin. Biomech. Volume 13, Number 3 (1998) 204 - 215

    Thurston, A.J., Fracs, Harris, J.D.: Normal Kinematics of the
    Lumbar Spine and Pelvis. Spine Volume 8, Number 2 (1983)
    199 - 205

    Whittle, M.W., Levine, D.F.: SAGITTAL PLANE MOTION
    Posture Volume 3, Number 2 (1995) 82

    Dalichau, S., Scheele, K., Reissdorf, C., Huebner, J.: Die
    kinematische Ganganalyse unter Berucksichtigung von
    Lendenwirbelsaule und Becken. Dtsch Z Sportmed 49 (11/12)
    (1998) 340 - 346

    MW Whittle, D Levine (1999) Hum Mov Sci 18:681-692

    MW Whittle, D Levine, M Burke (1998) Gait & Posture 7:153

    Patterns of spinal motion during walking. Jack Crosbie,
    Roongtiwa Vachalathiti, Richard Smith Gait & Posture 5 (1997)

    Age, gender and speed effects on spinal kinematics during
    walking. Jack Crosbie, Roongtiwa Vachalathiti, Richard Smith
    Gait & Posture 5 (1997) 13-20

    Thurston AS, Whittle MW, Stokes IAF: Spinal and pelvic
    movement during walking. A new method of study. Eng Med
    10:219-222, 1981.

    Thurston AJ Spinal and pelvic kinematics in osteoarthrosis of the
    hip joint. Spine 1985 Jun;10(5):467-71

    Stokes VP, Andersson C, Forssberg H . Rotational and
    translational movement features of the pelvis and thorax during
    adult human locomotion. J Biomech 1989;22(1):43-50

    Richards JG. (1999). The measurement of human motion: A
    comparison of commercially available systems. Human
    Movement Science 18, 589-602.

    Rao SR et al (1992). Vicon measurement error and reliability of
    joint kinematics in free and fast walking. Physical Therapy, 72,
    6, (Suppl) 66.

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    I was also advised to check the work of Malcolm Pope (UK,
    Aberdeen), Vijay Goel PhD (at the University of Iowa) and
    others that have used optical devices for measurements on
    I was also given the opportunity to communicate with people
    that have used the Vicon or similar 3-D devices for lumbar spine
    measurements and I am grateful to them for the information they
    gave me.

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