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    Can anyone help me with the following?
    I'm looking for torque data sets for the ankle, knee and hip joints for
    "physically active" women aged 20-35 and women aged 65-75 for use in a
    computer simulation model.
    I want to construct torque-angle-angular velocity surfaces based on
    carrying out optimisations to fit a surface to selected data points
    obtained from isokinetic dynamometer measurements. I am trying to access
    the isokinetic data from previous studies.
    I need maximum flexion and extension torques for different angular
    velocities (isometric, concentric and eccentric) and joint angles. I have
    been able to find some of the information I require (please see articles
    below) but not sufficient to give full data sets for anything other than
    ankle plantarflexion.

    If anyone has such data for these subject groups or knows of other research
    articles which may help me then I would appreciate any assistance in this
    matter.

    Articles used so far:
    Gajdosik, R. L., D. W. Vander Linden, et al. (1999). "Concentric isokinetic
    torque characteristics of the calf muscles of active women aged 20 to 84
    years." Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy 29(3): 181-190.

    Capranica, L., M. Battenti, et al. (1998). "Reliability of isokinetic knee
    extension and flexion strength testing in elderly women." Journal of Sports
    Medicine and Physical Fitness 38(2): 169-176.

    Bellew, J. W. and J. W. Yates (2000). "Concentric versus eccentric strength
    of the quadriceps femoris in elderly and young women." Journal of Strength
    and Conditioning Research 14(4): 419-425.

    Dean, J. C., A. D. Kuo, et al. (2004). "Age-related changes in maximal hip
    strength and movement speed." Journals of Gerontology Series a-Biological
    Sciences and Medical Sciences 59(3): 286-292.

    Thank you very much for your help,

    Paulien Roos

    Biomechanics research group
    Sport and Exercise Science
    School for Health
    University of Bath
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