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  • Securing markers during exercise

    Dear Biomch-L users,

    I am looking for ways to secure reflective markers to the
    skin for longer periods of time during intensive exercise. Our lab has
    had success during shorter bouts (5-10 minutes) of running using alcohol
    to dry the skin, then applying Benzoin and taping reinforcement, but
    profuse sweating and repetitive impact tends to win after enough time.
    Further, taping is less effective on the torso where we prefer to avoid
    fully wrapping the subjects. We would like to do testing for longer
    periods without worrying about markers falling off. Any insights would
    be greatly appreciated and I will be happy to post responses.




    Brian S. Baum, M.S.

    Orthopaedic Research Associate

    Motion & Sports Performance Center

    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

    Baylor University Medical Center

    411 N. Washington Ave., Suite 2100

    Voice: 214-820-6300

    Fax: 214-820-4095


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