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    Dear Biomch-L subscribers,

    I am trying to create a 3D model for the wrist/hand rotations. I have done a
    literature search trying to find how to define the anatomical coordinate
    system for the wrist using magnetic tracking device and define anatomical
    coordinate system by digitizing anatomical landmarks. The ISB proposal is
    using a volume data of the 3rd metacarpal bone to define this coordinate
    system (we don’t have this option in our lab)and defining neutral position.
    Most of the articles I have found are using 3D scanning devices (MRI etc.)
    or just using one marker to define the hand without calculating the
    rotational axes. Does anyone have any experience in creating an anatomical
    coordinate system for the wrist/hand by digitizing bony landmarks? I will
    appreciate any ideas or thoughts on this issue.
    I will post a summary of the responses.


    Tal Amasay
    Graduate student
    University of Oregon