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    We are looking for a dynamic (or even a quasi-static?) biomechanical
    model which integrates force plate information with motion analysis
    data to determine joint forces and moments, particularly about the
    L5/S1 region. We are using two force plates, with one foot on each
    plate. Does anyone have a model that they would be willing to share
    with us or know of a good, inexpensive commercially available model?

    We also are looking for references or advice on how to determine the
    location of the L5/S1 center of rotation from our markers. We have
    placed markers on the skin over all major joints, including the L5
    spinous process, the anterior superior iliac spine, and on the skin
    over the left and right greater trochanters. Any information would
    be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

    Chris Hamrick and Sean Gallagher
    U.S. Bureau of Mines
    Pittsburgh Research Center
    P.O. Box 18070
    Cochrans Mill Road
    Pittsburgh, PA 15236

    ph: 412-892-6673 (Chris) or 412-892-6445 (Sean)
    fax: 412-892-6567
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