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    Happy New Year to all Biomch-lers!

    On Nov. 24, I posted a request as follows:
    >A group of us in Grad. studies are seeking information on
    >transducers - one group specifically on the use of piezoelectric
    >force plates in gait kinetics, the other on the use of Hall effect
    >transducers with no specific/special area of use in mind. Any
    >information on manufacturers and distributors (in or out of
    >Canada) would also be very useful.

    The summary now follows:

    Hall effect

    Edsko Hekman
    28 Nov.

    Article reference -
    Kolen, P.T. et al (1993). Absolute Angle Measurement Using
    the Earth-Field-Referenced Hall Effect Sensors. Journal of
    Biomechanics; 24(3):265-270.

    Manufacturer of Hall generators -
    F.W. Bell Company (no address given).

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    > I found an address for Orlando, FL. (USA) if anyone is

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    Piezoelectric Force Plates

    Richard Evans
    25 Nov.

    The address of
    75 John Glenn Drive
    Amherst, New York 14228-2171
    Phone #: 716-691-5100

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    Joe Spadaro
    28 Nov.

    Contact persons at Kristal Systems (sub. of Kistler), Buffalo area
    Bob Redd or Dan Fuglewicz
    Phone #: 716-691-5100
    Fax # : 716-691-5226
    >Just don't call them during a Bill's game.

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    Bruce Knoth
    28 Nov.

    Information can be obtained on force plates from
    Bruce Knoth
    Software and System Manager
    176 Waltham Street
    Watertown, MA 02172 USA
    Phone #: 617-926-6700
    Fax # : 617-926-5045

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    Special thanks to Mr. Robert W. Redd, Jr. (Biomechanics Product
    Manager) of Kistler for the package of information which he sent
    to me.

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    Sorry for the delay in posting the summary.
    Again, thanks.

    Gillian Hudson-DuCasse
    Graduate Student (MSc. in Rehab. Sci.)
    School of Physical & Occupational Therapy
    McGill University
    Montreal, Quebec,