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  • 2nd Announcement: Bertec Research Competition

    Bertec Corporation is proud to sponsor a research competition open to students of all levels - undergrads, graduate and professional students, post doctoral researchers - and young professors (3 years or less experience) - from all academic fields. Students and new faculty in engineering, medicine, nursing, physical therapy, kinesiology, psychology, neurology, and biomechanics are encouraged to apply.

    10 sets of balance assessment and training equipment will be awarded for novel research for 1 year. 4 Bertec balance plates with AcquireT software, 3 BalanceCheckT Screener systems, and 3 BalanceCheck Screener and TrainerT systems will be awarded in early February of 2008. These systems are regularly used to measure vertical forces and postural sway, train balance, and analyze bodily sensory systems. Beyond their regular clinical use, research using the systems has assessed health in emergency room patients, validated exercise programs for seniors, measured forces in psychology experiments, and identified characteristics of Parkinson's patients. All research topics will be accepted.

    Research proposals are due November 26, 2007. Proposals will be categorized as either undergraduate or graduate (and above) level, and then an external panel of experts from multiple fields will review and score them. The top ten recommended projects will be awarded a system for one full year.

    For more information or to receive an application guide, send an email to or go to the web at

    Kimberly A. Edginton
    Director of Balance Research
    Bertec Corporation