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  • Re: Trunk and upper extremity motion

    I would like to add a question to the end of Steve's query....

    Has any reseearch been performed on upper body motion during walking while
    carrying in various postures (ie. shoulder carry, head carry, 2-handed in
    front, carry at side)?


    Kevin J. Bender
    Ergonomics Consultant "The views expressed are my own"
    Ontario Ministry of Labour
    phone: (416) 314-5463

    On Thu, 10 Jul 1997, Steve Vankoski wrote:

    > Hello all,
    > As many of you know clinical motion analysis by and large alludes to
    > clinical gait analysis. Therefore clinical application of motion analysis is
    > predominanatly confined from the pelvis down. There has some work done on
    > the trunk modeling which has been incorporated into the clinical gait
    > analysis routine for some labs. With that said, I am intersted if anyone out
    > there is doing routine clinical motion analysis on upper extremity motion
    > including the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, trunk, etc. And if so, where are
    > the markers placed and how is the information used for surgical, orthotic,
    > or occupational therapy intervention. With gait analysis, the protocol is
    > fairly straightforward, the patient or subject is simply instructed to walk.
    > Does anyone have a protocol for upper extremity motion tasks? And lastly is
    > anyone performing upper extremity motion as a billable outpatient procedure?
    > I thank you all in anticipation of any information and feedback.
    > Steve
    > Stephen Vankoski, MS
    > Manager/Biomedical Engineer
    > Children's Memorial Hospital
    > 2300 Children's Plaza, #92
    > Chicago, IL 60614
    > Phone (773) 880-4248
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