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    Dear All,

    Herewith replies received to my enquiry about gait lab technology and
    centres of excellence. It came to light that a similar survey had been
    done just 12 months ago. If anyone requires details of that survey
    please contact Tony Redmond on

    Thanks again to all those who replied.From:
    Date sent: Thu, 26 Jan 1995 09:54:19
    Subject: Re:gait labs survey
    Priority: normal

    Date: Thu, 5 Jan 1995 10:40:00
    Dear Dr. Helliwell,

    The company providing our internet service has recently been
    experiencing some system problems, so this message took three
    to not be delivered to you. They assure me that all is well now, so
    I hope that this reaches you intact and that you are still interested
    in responses to your request for information.

    Some of our customers are using the Northern Digital OPTOTRAK
    for gait analysis studies. This system tracks active markers in
    three dimensions. Marker positions are available in real time, as
    well as being stored in a file (if desired) for post hoc analysis.
    There are a number of options available for such purposes as
    collection of analog data synchronized with the positional data, and
    rigid body tracking. For customers wishing to develop custom
    software (e.g. for feedback applications) there is an Application
    Programmer's Interface (API) available.

    If you would like to receive more information about our system, or
    would like to be put in contact with labs using our system for gait
    analysis, please let me know.

    Best of luck with your new service,

    Margaret Fraser
    From: "Prof. Dr. Brueggemann"

    Date sent: Thu, 19 Jan 1995 17:52:09
    Subject: Gait Analysis Lab.
    Priority: normal

    Dear Philip,

    I read your request in BIOMCH-L concerning your setting up a new gait
    analysis laboratory. At the Sport University in Cologne we have a
    research group experienced in conducting gait analysis for subjects
    suffering chronic running or other orthopedic injuries and also for
    designing children and athletic footware. In line with the
    requirements we have identified for such work we have developed a
    treadmill system (GaitKinetics) with inbuilt three-dimensional force
    sensors for the measuring of ground reaction forces. This treadmill
    has as one of its major priorities the safety of the patient and has
    various features to this effect. It is supplied together with a
    comprehensive software package calculating and analysing all
    internationally scientifically accepted kinetic gait analysis
    parameters. The system also includes further analog capabilities (EMG
    would seem to be especially important for your applications), as well
    as possibilities of synchronising with video signals or combining
    with certain kinetic/kinematic packages available. It is an easy to
    use, Windows software driven system.
    If you are interested in further information or would like further
    advice on setting up your laboratory please do not hesitate to
    contact me.

    Best regards,
    Peter Brueggemann

    Dear Philip,
    I think it can be very fruitful for you and your project if you get in touch

    dr. Yves Blanc, Hopital Cantonal Universitaire de Geneve
    24, rue Micheli du Crest
    1211 Geneve 4- Switzerland
    telephone: +22/37 27 827
    fax: +22/ 34 76 486
    e-mail address: BLANC@CMU.UNIGE.CH

    Best regards,

    Antonina StaritaTo:
    Organization: MSU, Dept. of Psychology
    From: skvorts
    Date sent: Tue, 10 Jan 95 12:09:24 +0300
    Subject: Re: gait labs survey

    Dear Philip Helliwell:
    The best equipment for clinical gait lab available now is VICON - video
    motion analysis system, as I know. The system is manufacturing by
    Metrix (UK) and include "VICON CLINICAL MANAGER" software.
    It is exist, probably, only couple laboratories with a lot of experience
    in fild what you need. The first is Motion Analysis lab Children's
    at San Diego CA, USA. This lab conduct one week clinical gait analysis
    seminar directed by Dr.D.Sutherland. The second is lab Rancho Los
    Amigos CA,
    USA headed by Dr. J.Parry.

    Best lack in future work,
    Dmitri Skvortsov
    Date sent: Mon, 09 Jan 1995 18:47:32 +0000 (WET-DST)
    From: Yves
    Subject: Re: gait labs survey

    Dear Sir,
    You should contact:
    - Mr. Malcolm Warren-Forward
    Gait lab
    orthotic research & locomotor assessment unit
    robert jones &anes hunt Hospital
    Oswestry sy10 7ag UK
    tel (0691) 655311 ext 3531 or 3532
    fax )0691) 671 126

    - Ms Fairgrieve Sheila or Mr. Linskell jeremy
    Dundee limb fitting center
    Gait lab
    133 queen street Broughty erry
    dd5 1ag Dundee scotland
    tel (o382 ) 730 104
    fax (0382) 480 194

    - Mrs Sylvia Ounpuu
    gait lab newington children's hospital
    Newinton CT 06111 usa
    181 East Cedar street
    tel (203) 667 5370
    fax (203) 667 5284
    _here in geneve we also have many years of use of gait analysis
    in a clinical contaext. We use EMG 3D kinematics but no force plate.
    Let me know if I can be of any help.
    Yves Blanc
    Laboratoire de cinesiologie
    Hopital cantonal universitaire
    1211 geneve 14
    Date sent: Thu, 5 Jan 95 14:54 BST
    Subject: RE: gait labs survey

    Dear Phillip

    Contact Prof Peter Bowker School of prosthetics and orthotics salford
    uk or Dr Neil Messenger Chelsea school univ of Brighton eastbourne
    (probably the latter as peter bowker is not at work at present) and ask
    them for a copy of the clinical gait analysis survey they did for the UK
    in 1989,

    Hope this helps


    From: (Kjirste Carlson Morrell)
    Date sent: Wed, 4 Jan 95 11:00:35 EST
    Subject: gait labs survey

    I'd suggest contacting Dr's David Krebs and Pat Riley at Mass. General
    Hosp. Pat has been running the Biomotion lab there for many years. I
    believe they have looked a lot at both cp and stroke patients. Their
    email addresses are:


    Kjirste Morrell

    Philip Helliwell
    RRRU, 36, Clarendon Road, LEEDS, LS2 9NZ, UK
    Tel: +44 113 2334935 Fax: +44 113 2445533