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    We are in the process of having force plates installed in a new
    movement laboratory at the Intermountain Shriner's Hospital. Since
    we will be primarily collecting gait data on children it has been recommended to us
    that we place the four force plates 4 1/2", 6 1/2", and 8 1/2" apart,
    respectively. We are also planning to collect posture data. Does
    anyone have any thoughts on placing 2 of the force plates next to
    each other, rather than apart, so that we can place one foot on each
    force plate for collection of this type of data? Any thoughts on
    advantages and disadvantages would be appreciated.
    Robin L. Marcus
    University of Utah, Division of Physical Therapy
    Phone: 801-581-4813
    FAX: 801-585-5629