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    Dear all

    I am beginning a PhD studying children's gait on stairs. We are building
    a special set of adjustable-height stairs, and we would like to put
    forceplates in a few of the stairs. Can anyone tell me:

    (1) What make of forceplates would be best to use? Both in terms of
    general reliability, and in terms of their being shallow/ thin enough
    to implant in a wooden step.

    (2) Which stairs should we put them in for maximum data?! We will want
    joint moments and powers - we will also have kinematics with a 6-camera
    SMART/ELITE system, but no EMGs.

    Many thanks in advance for any advice you give. Hope to hear from you

    Dorothy Cowie


    Visual Development Unit

    Department of Experimental Psychology

    University of Oxford

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