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    Sorry it has taken me so long to post a summary of the responses I got to my question about marker protocols. Thanks for the help.

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    I work in a motion analysis laboratory and I am currently looking at the
    different marker protocols available for gait analysis. I was wondering if
    anyone could suggest any references which clearly describe the different
    marker protocols such as Helen Hayes, CAST etc. Some of the references I
    have already looked at have confused me about the difference between the
    Helen Hayes protocol and the Davis protocol and I would like to clarify how
    these protocols differ.

    Thanks in advance.

    Zoe Robertson


    Dear Zoe, I can well provide references for the CAST, in case. As you can
    see, differently from what you mentioned, CAST is more a general approach
    rather than a specific protocol including strict markers sets etc. A first
    paper has infact introduced this philosophy, a second is an application on
    how we perform these tests here in Bologna, a third has addressed full body
    kinematics for human tremor and a fourth has more recently addressed foot
    and ankle kinematics.

    Cappozzo A, Catani F, Croce UD, Leardini A. Position and orientation in
    space of bones during movement: anatomical frame definition and
    Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 1995 Jun;10(4):171-178.

    Benedetti MG, Catani F, Leardini A, Pignotti E, Giannini S. Data management
    in gait analysis for clinical applications.
    Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 1998 Apr;13(3):204-215.

    Cappello A, Leardini A, Benedetti MG, Liguori R, Bertani A. Application of
    stereophotogrammetry to total body three-dimensional analysis of human
    IEEE Trans Rehabil Eng. 1997 Dec;5(4):388-93

    Leardini A, Benedetti MG, Catani F, Simoncini L, Giannini S. An anatomically
    based protocol for the description of foot segment kinematics during gait.
    Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 1999 Oct;14(8):528-36

    Alberto Leardini

    Hi Zoe:

    Try this article:

    Manal, K., I. McClay, S. Stanhope, J. Richards and B. Galinat (2000).
    Comparison of surface mounted markers and attachment methods in estimating
    tibial rotations during walking: an in vivo study. Gait Posture 11(1):

    They looked at different marker sets including Helen Hayes as well as
    triad-based (ie, Cleveland Clinic) ones.

    Good luck - Arnel

    Arnel Aguinaldo
    Bioengineer, Motion Analysis Laboratory
    Children's Hospital San Diego
    San Diego, CA, USA

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