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    Hello everyone,
    I am a Research Engineer working in the School of Kinesiology at Simon
    Fraser University. Some of our research is in the area of prosthetic
    components and manufacturing methods. I am currently doing a literature
    review on Existing Powered Alignment Systems. We are working on an
    alignment device for an amputee with a below knee amputation. The unit
    offers two adjustments: flexion/extension, and ab/adduction of the
    prosthetic socket with respect to the prosthetic foot. The unit is
    powered by motors, and controlled by a microprocessor. I am wondering if
    anyone has information on similar research which is going on or has gone
    on in the past. One paper which I have been hunting for but have been
    unable to find is by Dr. G.G. Kuhn and is entitled:
    "Gait studies with an electrically controlled trial leg," Orthopedic
    Technique, 1970.
    If anyone knows where I can get my hands on this article or other
    articles on Powered alignment systems I would appreciate the information.
    If anyone is interested I can post a summary of the responses I get.
    Thanks in advance for your time.
    Julie Springer
    604-291-3040 (fax)
    604-291-3669 (phone)

    M. Julie-N. Springer |
    Rehabilitation Engineer, Kinesiology | Tennis(make that Squash), anyone?
    Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada |